Online negotiations between the representatives of the Krasnoyarsk Region and the pilot zone for the regional trade and economic cooperation “China – Shanghai Cooperation Organization” ( Qingdao, PRC) dedicated to the perspective of future cooperation and implementation of the investment projects in the territory of the region took place today.
The discussion was attended by Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Krasnoyarsk Region Sergei Vereshchagin, Director General of the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation Sergei Ladyzhenko and representatives of Era Group. From China, the negotiations were participated by Deputy Chairman of the Regional and Economic Cooperation Zone Hao Guosin and Director General of Silkportel company Lee Jun.
The parties discussed the issues of trading relations development, synchronization of their legislations for the investment project support, improvement of the transport and logistic communication, free trading zone establishment and the perspectives of future investment projects on the premises of the International Transport, Logistics and Production Hub special economic zone. Today, a pilot zone for trading and economic cooperation with the SCO countries, expected to become a new international cooperation center under the “One Belt One Road” strategy, is being developed in Qindao. One of the tasks of the zone is providing assistance in the establishment of production capacities and development of bilateral investments.
In the course of discussion the parties remarked that the transport and logistics hub with the SEZ status located on the premises of an airport may serve as a perfect platform for the production placement, industrial processing and logistics. The agricultural materials’ processing projects appear to be the most promising ones, providing an opportunity for running the production in the Region for further export to China, as well as for importing Chinese goods to Russia via Krasnoyarsk. As a result, the parties reached an agreement on enhancing the cooperation in the mentioned areas, and making up a specialized work group to coordinate the further actions of the parties.
Director General of the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation Sergei Ladyzhenko remarked that such cooperation may bring the fruit of new investments attracted into the Krasnoyarsk Region. “We are interested in developing trading relations with the People’s Republic of China through a regional trade and economic zone, as well as in launching joint investment projects. The Corporation is ready to act as the “single window” for the group of Chinese partners working in the mentioned areas,” said Sergei Ladyzhenko.