The delegation of Bashkortostan is on an official visit in China
The delegation of Bashkortostan led by acting Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Head of Government Office of the RB Ilshat Tazhitdinov participated in “2019 Belt and Road Forum for cooperation and development of Sichuan International friendship cities” in the frame of ”One Belt One Road” (OBOR) development strategy. The Forum took place in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province of China.
Ilshat Tazhitdinov held a presentation concerning the economic and invest potential of Bashkortostan and addressed the Energy and Infrastructure Section of the Forum. In his address, he noted that over 20 agreements were concluded between Bashkortostan and provinces of China. Today, China takes the third place among 120 partner countries of the Republic of Bashkortostan in foreign trade. The trade turnover between Bashkortostan and China has risen to 45% in the first half of 2019 (compared with the same period in 2018).
He also stressed, Republic of Bashkortostan and Sichuan Province are working on the investment project for the construction of a cement plant in the city of Sibai. Over 200 million US dollars will be invested in the construction of the plant.
Sichuan Province of China has also signed several agreements with the universities of the Republic Bashkortostan. Cooperation on scientific work, exchanges of students and researchers have been established in the frame of the agreements.