Government officials of Shandong province in China headed by Gov. Jiang Da Ming warmly welcomed the delegation of Gov. Imee R. Marcos during their 5-day visit in the said province.
The visit aimed to strengthen partnership and cooperation with Shandong to boost agriculture, education and tourism industry in Ilocos Norte. Shandong is one of the richer provinces in China that boasts economic development which focuses on large enterprises with well-known brand names
“The mutual agreement of Shandong and Ilocos Norte should not only be limited to sisterhood and relationship but look into the possibility of working for a joint project which will benefit the provinces” said Governor Jiang in a conference held right after the delegation of Governor Marcos arrived in Shandong
Shandong officials and investors are set to visit Ilocos Norte next year.
Ilocos Norte and Shandong initially inked sisterhood pact that spoke of “long lasting relationship and cooperation” during the time of Sen. Bongbong Marcos as governor in 2002. (Florante Nicolas, PGIN-Communications and Media Office)