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Hunan, Canton of Schaffhausen sign partnership agreement

​By Zhang Junmian
​China.org.cn, 02 11, 2018
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Hunan Province in central China and the Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland signed an agreement on establishing friendly province-canton relations in Changsha on Feb. 8.

Xu Dazhe, Hunan's governor, met with Rosmarie Widmer Gysel, member of Schaffhausen Governing Council and director of the Department of Finance.

Xu expressed warm welcome to the delegation led by Gysel, saying that Schaffhausen, which boasts advanced technologies and management experience, enjoys obvious complementary advantages with Hunan.

Signing of the partnership agreement opens up a new chapter for bilateral cooperation, said Xu, hoping that the two sides can fully explore the potential for cooperation in areas including S&T innovation, business investment, environmental protection, culture and tourism.

Gysel said, I am deeply impressed by Hunan's huge innovation vitality and potential for development.

Gysel said that Schaffhausen will take signing of the agreement as a new starting point, sharing with Hunan its experience in business, S&T, environmental protection, tourism and sustainable development, and promoting pragmatic cooperation between the two sides.

Under the agreement, the two sides will enhance exchanges and cooperation in various areas including official exchanges, business ties, regional sustainable development, medical and health care, population issue, education and training, and tourism promotion. 

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