On the afternoon of September 7, Vice Governor Yu Guo'an met with E.S Magashule, Premier of Free State, South Africa, and his delegation. He welcomed the delegation and introduced to the guests local economic and social development, proposed to enhance exchanges, widen two-way trade, strengthen production capacity cooperation, and carry out collaborations in agriculture, tourism and education.
Premier Magashule said that the Free State supports the Belt and Road Initiative and values cooperation with China and local governments. Free State and Shandong share many similarities. Both sides could exchange experiences, advance cooperation in agriculture, trade and tourism, discuss talent exchange projects in terms of education, communication technology and mining.
Zhang Jijun, Deputy Secretary-General of Shandong Provincial Government, heads of Shandong Provincial Federation of Industry and Commerce, Shandong Provincial Department of Education, Shandong Provincial Department of Agriculture, Shandong Provincial Department of Commerce, Shandong Provincial Foreign Affairs Office and Shandong Provincial Bureau of SMEs, attended the meeting.