Aleksandr Vinnikov on Official Visit to Heilongjiang
Russian and Chinese officials will discuss further implementation of joint programs.
BIROBIDZHAN. May 25. VOSTOK-MEDIA – An official delegation of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast (JAO) has arrived on a formal visit to Heilongjiang province, China, a spokesman for JAO Governor told Vostok-Media.
“The visit will include talks on further implementation of the cooperation program between the Russian Far East, Eastern Siberia, and the northeastern China,” the spokesman said. “The sides will also discuss other issues of further development of trans-frontier cooperation between Heilongjiang and JAO. During the visit, an agreement on establishment of the twin-city relations between the Chinese province and the Jewish Autonomous Oblast will be signed.”
The program on cooperation between the Russian Far East, Eastern Siberia, and the northeastern China was approved by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Hu Jintao in 2009 in New York.
In addition, Russia ad China have signed an agreement on joint construction, operation and maintenance of the railroad bridge over the Amur River, which will connect Nizhneleninskoye, a village in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, with Tongjiang, a city in Heilongjiang province.
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