44 Russian civil servants taking part in a seminar in China's Anhui province pose for photos on May 14, 2017.
A coordination mechanism between East China’s Anhui province and Russia begins to take shape as the two sides have set up the first cooperation council, signed two agreements and launched a slew of activities, according to the province’s top economic watchdog.
The province has increased contacts with Russia’s Volga River Federal District since 2013, said the Anhui Provincial Development and Reform Commission. Through the first cooperation council, they established partnership in commerce and culture.
The two sides jointly held a Yangtze River-Volga River regional cooperation meeting and a youth forum. A seminar for Russian civil servants kicked off in Anhui, while an exhibition titled ‘Splendid Anhui：Photos and Intangible Culture Heritage’ and a trade and cultural expo were staged in Russia.
In addition, Anhui and some regions of the district reached two agreements, vowing to strengthen cooperation in trade, science and technology, culture, as well as agriculture.