Major Chinese province looking to initiate ties with Guyana

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The Guangdong Friendship Association, a non-governmental organisation in China, established to promote understanding, friendship and cooperation between people in the Guangdong Province and the rest of the world, is looking to mark a new beginning with Guyana through the promotion of bilateral trade, investment and people to people contacts.

Against this backdrop, Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office in the Guangdong Province Fu Lang, met President Donald Ramotar for in-depth discussions during his first visit to Guyana today.

In the company of a delegation that included Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Zhang Limin, the officials ended the meeting with consensus on several cooperation prospects.

Among them is the need to intensify work in the coming days to enlarge bilateral trade, explore investment in the processing and manufacturing sectors, and promote tourism and exchanges between the province and Guyana.

The Guangdong Friendship Association engages in the development of co-operative relations with foreign friendly organisations, institutions and public figures. It promotes various exchange programmes through study, and diversified activities among others.

Guangdong Province, located on the South China Sea coast, occupies a land area of 178,000 sq km. A 2010 census put its population in excess of 104 million. The province has the fourth highest Gross Domestic Product per capita among all districts of mainland China. [GINA]

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