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Memorandum of Understanding between Zhengzhou and FERRMED under EU-China Regional Economy Cooperation Mechanism

Zhengzhou Municipal People’s Government and FERRMED reached consensus on building long-term cooperation intentions are below:

I. Setting up representative office

1. FERRMED will set up a representative office in Zhengzhou to conduct regular communication work with relevant agencies and businesses in Zhengzhou, in an effort to strengthen mutual communication and liaison, as well as to deepen and implement concrete cooperation projects with Zhengzhou.

2. Zhengzhou will set up a representative office in Brussels of Belgium and/or Barcelona of Spain, to maintain contact with European cities and actively explore cooperation opportunities in fields of infrastructure, railway and logistics. This can help Zhengzhou better build into a national center city, contribute to China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative, and upgrade Zhengzhou’s international profile.

II. Hold FERRMED Annual Conference Parallel Forum in Zhengzhou

1. Zhengzhou intends to hold Parallel Forum of FERRMED Annual Conference, with the first one proposed in the first half of 2018. The Forum is initially themed “Jointly Build ‘One Belt, One Road’, Strengthen the Connectivity and Mobility of EU-Asia Railway”. In the future, the Forum can be held annually, as part of Zhengzhou’s major international cooperation events.

2. Together with Zhengzhou city government, FERRMED will be one of the major supporters of the Forum, giving necessary support to the organization of the Forum, to help ensure its success and maximize international influence of the event.

III. With the further coordination by CERECO, two sides may sign further agreements on the implementation of cooperation based on actual situation and cooperation needs.

IV. This Memorandum of Understanding is signed on September 18th, 2017 in Zhengzhou, Henan province, PRC. It is made with duplicate copies in Chinese and English. Both copies are of equal validity.

Mr. Shi Zhangoung Mr. Joan Amorós
Deputy Mator of Zhengzhou Municipal People’s Government FERRMED President