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19. 6. 201623:58

The Prime Minister meets with leading businessmen from the province of Zhejiang

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka meets with leading businessmen and officials from the province of Zhejiang. Discussed topics include regional cooperation, business and investment opportunities and support for tourism.

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka devoted the second to last day of his business trip to the People's Republic of China to support for trade and investments from one of the most economically developed provinces in China. Sobotka and the province’s governor Zhejiang discussed cooperation between the province and its partnering Czech region, the Plzeƈ Region, as well as opportunities for trade and investment and further development of tourism.

The province of Zhejiang has prepared a three-year project, during which each year 1,000 tourists from China visit the Czech Republic. In May of this year, a visa centre for the Czech Republic was opened in the province. There are currently eight locations where Chinese tourists can apply for visas to visit the Czech Republic. This year a total of 45,000 visas are expected to be issued to Chinese tourists wishing to visit the Czech Republic, and their number will also be influenced by the boosting of air links between both countries.

Before noon, Prime Minister Sobotka also met with 15 leading businessmen from the province of Zhejiang, with whom he discussed further opportunities for cooperation between Czech and Chinese companies. At the end of the meeting, several memoranda were signed regarding various topics.

List of signed memoranda:

At the conclusion of his visit, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka will hold discussion with Mrs Liou Jen-tung, Deputy Chairwoman of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. After the meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Vice-Premier for Economics Ma Kai, this will be the Czech Prime Minister’s third meeting with senior Chinese officials.