On the morning of April 6th, Vice Governor Wang Shujian met with Mr. John Thornton, Chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation, and his delegation in Jinan.
Wang Shujian expressed welcome to the guests and briefed the guests the latest development of Shandong. Wang Shujian said, “Shandong is the largest gold producer of China. Shandong Gold boasts powerful strength, sound operation capacity of underground mines and advanced mining technologies. Barrick Gold, as the world’s largest gold producer, has experienced managing team. The two sides, therefore, enjoy promising future for cooperation. Through deep and concrete cooperation, I hope the two companies could give full play to your advantages and strive for win-win outcome. Shandong provincial government will staunchly support the international development of province-owned enterprises and, as always, provide a level playing field for companies of various types.”
After the meeting, Shandong Gold and Barrick Gold signed an agreement on strategic cooperation and joint development. Officials from Shandong Development and Reform Commissionm, Department of Commerce of Shandong Province, Shandong State-owned Asset Supervision and Administration Commission, Shandong Foreign Affairs Office and Shandong Gold also attended relevant activities.