Sao Paulo state proposes cooperation agreement with China’s Hubei province

8 December 2005

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 08 Dec – Authorities in the «Brazilian state of Sao Paulo plan to propose the signing of a cooperation protocol with the Chinese province of Hubei, the International Relations Secretary of the State Government said Wednesday.

Flávio Musa added that the State of Sao Paulo was interested in increasing its cooperation with Asian countries, particularly China.

“The State of Sao Paulo and Hubei province are two very similar regions, in terms of population and economy and they can share the solutions to common problems,” Musa said.

Musa also added that the Sao Paulo State Government Internet site, which highlights business opportunities for foreign businesspeople, will be available in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese as of January 2006.

The proposal for a cooperation agreement was made following an official visit by a delegation of businesspeople from Hubei to Sao Paulo.

The business mission, headed by the vice-secretary general of the province, Wang Guoyao, took part in a business meeting Tuesday with Brazilian businesspeople in Sao Paulo.

The meeting, the biggest in Brazil this year between the two countries, was set up by the Brazil-China Chamber for Economic Development (CBCDE) and by China’s Consulate-General in Sao Paulo.

Hubei province, the capital of which is Wuhan, has an area of 185,900 square kilometers and a population of around 60 million people. (macauhub)