Zuid-Holland province maintains a government-to-government relationship with the province of Hebei, China, that is explicitly aimed at facilitating mutual business-to-business relationships. The relationship started in in the ‘90s and turned into an official friendship relationship in 2007 by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). As the last MoU expired in 2020, both provinces decided to extend the MoU for the period 2021-2025. Feeding and greening the megacities, sustainable urbanization and water management form the basis of this new MoU.
The previous ceremonial signing moments usually took place during a trade mission in one of the two provinces. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, a trade mission was not an option. Instead, Hebei and the Province of Zuid-Holland organized an online trade mission between November 16-18, 2020.
To get an impression of the Virtual Hebei Week, please have a look at the video below.