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Monday, 16 July 2018 16:51

Meeting with Chinese delegation

The Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko held a meeting with the delegation of Henan Province headed by the Communist Party Secretary of Henan Province Wang Guosheng. During the meeting the parties discussed potential cooperation projects including creation of an airport in the village of Siversky of Leningrad region.

“Henan Province has reach history and culture, many people know it from the childhood as a place where Shaolin Monastery is located. Today it is actively developing and shows impressive economic growth by almost 8% per year which is more than the average in China. I hope that this meeting will become a starting point for our cooperation in various directions – transport logistics, IT, education. I expect that our specialists will be working further in specific areas,” noted Alexander Drozdenko.

Wang Guosheng gave presentation of Henan Province as a leading industrial, agricultural and transport centre in China aimed at development of external relations and partnerships in transport sphere, especially within Belt and Road Initiative. He noted rapid growth of trade turnover between Chinese and Russian partners, interest of Henan Province in development of connections with Leningrad region during the cross-years of Russia-China Interregional Cooperation (2018-2019) and great potential for interaction.

During the meeting the project of development of cargo terminal and commercial aviation airport on the basis of already existing runways suitable even for the largest planes in the world, in the village of Siversky of Gatchinsky district was presented. The project will become a good addition to current capacities of the region as the largest port, railway and automotive transshipment hub. As it was noted during the meeting, Henan Province has great experience in this sphere – it is developing three airports both in passenger and cargo logistics and provides services to top airline companies in the world.

“I’d like to thank Mr. Wang Guosheng for the preliminary interest in our project. I hope that we will continue discussions as a working group. We also have suggestions concerning interaction in the sphere of professional general education, IT-technologies. I hope that they will also cause interest of our Chinese colleagues,” summed up Alexander Drozdenko.



China occupies the first place in mutual turnover among partner countries of Leningrad region. According to estimates, by the results of 2017 its volume is almost 1.4 billion USD. In 1992 the region concluded a cooperation agreement with Hebei Province and has been developing partnership since that time in such spheres as healthcare, education, culture, sport and youth policy. Currently, together with Chinese companies the parties work through the possibility of implementation of several investment projects in the territory of Leningrad region.

Also Leningrad region and China interact at a municipal level. There are 6 cooperation agreements concluded between municipal units of Leningrad region and municipal units of China.

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