City Signs MOU With Chinese City
Prince George, B.C.- The City of Prince George welcomed some visitors from China yesterday and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Suzhou City in Anhui Province of the People’s Republic of China. The event was in recognition of each municipality’s desire to accelerate bilateral dialogue and friendly cooperation.
This is not the first visit to Prince George by delegates from Suzhou, representatives were here last December and expressed an interest in entering a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards a sister city agreement. That agreement would focus on trade, education, culture, and technology.
Suzhou is particularly interested in purchasing wood products, such as hemlock and pine, for a new home furnishing and manufacturing zone being constructed in their region.
“On behalf of Council and the City of Prince George, I want to express how pleased we are to be entering this agreement between our respective governments,” says Mayor Hall. “Prince George is strategically located on the shortest trade route between Asia-Pacific and US heartland markets and provides an ideal location for transportation, logistics, manufacturing, and export operations. This MOU provides us with a solid base from which to increase understanding among our cities and to establish a mutually profitable long-term relationship.”
According to the MOU, regular contact will be maintained between the civic leadership and relevant departments of both communities .