Monday, January 27, 2014

BVI Government Signed MoUs with Chinese Delegation

During the visit of the delegation from Qianhai Special Economic Zone and officials of the municipality of Shenzhen, there were signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to signal the beginning of the mutual relationship between the jurisdictions. The MoU signed between the British Virgin Islands government and the City of Shenzhen sets out the parties’ intentions to further increase bilateral cultural exchanges, to expand exchange and cooperation in areas of tourism, economy, culture, sports and other areas. The Memorandum signed between the BVI government and the Qianhai Authority sets out parties’ intentions to promote exchange and cooperation in the sphere of financial industry.

According to BVI Premier Orlando Smith, “This is a historic occasion, in that while we have had visits from Chinese delegations in the past, this is the first time that we are having such a significant delegation to forge a closer relationship.” Also, speaking about the establishment of BVI House Asia in September 2013, Smith noted that a major component of his government’s strategy is to expand and deepen the commercial footprint of the territory in Asia as one of the most important global markets

The member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee and party chief of the CPC Shenzhen Municipal Committee, Dr Wang Rong said about the opening of BVI House Asia: “We warmly welcome BVI companies and institutions to strengthen overall and multi-layered cooperation with Shenzhen in various fields, and to share development opportunities with us for a better future.”

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