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NSW and Guangdong celebrate sister state

The NSW Government and People’s Government of Guangdong Province together with senior business and academic leaders will participate in the 28th biennial NSW-Guangdong Joint Economic Meeting (JEM) to explore partnerships and trade opportunities, with a focus on areas of agri-food, health and life sciences and the clean economy.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney and Minister for Trade and Industry Stuart Ayres acknowledged the Guangdong Government for hosting the two-day event, which marks 42 years of the Sister-State relationship between NSW and Guangdong Province.

 “NSW’s relationship with Guangdong Province is one of our state’s oldest and strongest trade relationships. We recently unveiled an ambitious plan to double our exports globally by 2030, and we look forward to China continuing to play a significant role in this goal,” Mr Ayres said.

 Minister Ayres said JEM was a chance to explore new business, investment and other bilateral opportunities in line with the NSW Trade Statement, which sets outs five strategies and thirty actions to further strengthen NSW's position as Australia’s most globally connected and successful economy.

 “As we meet today, I look forward to witnessing new commercial agreements with Guangdong businesses.”

 The Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC said NSW’s relationship with Guangdong is the oldest of our Sister-State partnerships.

 “It’s an honour to be part of this forum as we reinforce our historic links in trade, investment, culture and education, and celebrate together our deep and enduring people to people connections,” the Governor said.