January 22, HBIS Chairman Yu Yong met met Serbian Minister of Economy Goran Knežević in Belgrade and agreed to further promote the China & Serbia (Hebei) Industrial Park Project.
Yu Yong praised the development of Serbian economy and introduced the performance of HBIS in 2018. He said that with the support of Chinese state and Hebei Provincial government, Serbian state government and the Ministry of Economy, HBIS Serbia successful optimized its product and client structure. All the economic figures,including technological upgrade and production volume, reached their historical levels bringing excellent revenue. In the future, HBIS Serbia will contribute more to Serbian economy and spirit.
Discussing the China & Serbia (Hebei)Industrial Park project, Yu Yong said that Chairman Xi Jinping took this project seriously and gave his instructions. Hebei Provincial government then held series meetings to make arrangements to implement this project. HBIS itself, is also fully committed and ready to act. To HBIS, the projects in Serbia is not only about economy, it is more about fulfilling its commitments to leaders of the two countries and the Serbian people. The industrial park is a composite project and needs the support of local government and the close collaboration of HBIS Serbia and the government. HBIS is fully confident that with the support of the governments of the two countries, the industrial park project will be as successful as HBIS Serbia.
Minister Goran Knežević welcomed Mr.Yu Yong and his delegation and said Serbia and China had established a comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership, reflecting in their close cooperation in economy and politics. HBIS took over Smederevo steel mill three years ago, the becoming the most important economic and industrial project cooperation between the two countries. Since then, the project has enhanced the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to a new level and opened doors to further cooperation.
Minister Goran Knežević said the industrial park would be an important hub in the southern route of Belt & Road Initiative. It will adopt series of new policies to improve the investment and business environment. He appreciates the hard work of Chinese partners pursing the project and believes with the joint work of the two parties, the industrial park will be a great success, enhancing the Serbian & China Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership to a new level.