On the afternoon of Oct 20th, Guo Shuqing, Deputy Party Secretary of CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Governor of Shandong Province, met with John L Thornton, Chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation.
Governor Guo welcomed the delegation and briefed the situation of Shandong’s economic and social development. He pointed out that the two sides would enjoy a lot of new cooperation opportunities as Shandong has been deepening supply-side structural reform and promoting economic transformation and upgrading; Shandong supports local enterprises that meet conditions to go global, enhance cooperation with major firms and groups in the world and explore international market; Shandong also welcomes international prominent companies including Barrick Gold Corporation to actively participate in the industrial structural adjustment, urbanization and financial reform of the province. Governor Guo hoped that the two sides can enhance communications and contacts, boost mutual trust and conduct more pragmatic cooperation.
Chairman Thornton introduced the development of Barrick Gold Corporation to Governor Guo and said that the corporation would like to take advantages of its expertise, technology and human resources to have closer cooperation with Shandong province for mutual benefit.
Wang Hua, Secretary General of Shandong Provincial Government, attended the meeting.