The leaders of the Volga Federal District of the Russian Federation and Upper and Middle reaches of the Yangtze River of the People's Republic of China gathered for a roundtable discussion in Russia's Samara.
The head of the Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev took an active participation in the event. Today, the People's Republic of China is one of the main trade partners of the region. Last year, the trade volume made up 467.8 million dollars.
"I'd like to note that the Nizhny Novgorod region was actively involved in the cooperation with the regions of Upper and Middle reaches of the Yangtze River within the scope of a work group. In the field of trade and economic partnership, the areas of mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, aircraft service, high technology and trade in food products are most promising for us. In the humanitarian field, we look forward to considerably expand cooperation in education, particularly in inter-university cooperation, as well as in culture and tourism," said Valery Shantsev.
Currently, the region develops most active cooperation with Chinese provinces of Anhui, Hubei and Hunan.
"We hope that the above directions of bilateral relations will be an objective for us. We are open for cooperation and always welcome our Chinese partners," said the head of the Nizhny Novgorod region.