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PERTH: The Australia-China Business Council has entered a landmark cooperation agreement with six major stakeholder groups from Western Australia’s north-west, aimed at extending the strategic relationship between China and the region.
At a ceremony ahead of its annual Chinese New Year Dinner in Perth on Tuesday, the ACBC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pilbara Development Commission, Regional Development Australia Pilbara, the Karratha District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Town of Port Hedland and the Pilbara Regional Council (referred to as the Pilbara Partners).
ACBC WA Branch President Adam Handley said the organisation and the Pilbara Parties had a common objective to both recognise the importance of relationship-building between the Pilbara and China and to leverage that relationship commercially in order to further social and economic development and investment in the Pilbara.
“The ties between China and the Pilbara are strong already. This agreement, however, will ensure that the cooperation and collaboration required for both sides to see maximum benefit from the relationship takes place,” he said.
Under the MoU, the ACBC and the Pilbara Parties have agreed to pursue a range of initiatives, including:
In order to meet the outlined objectives, ACBC WA will establish a Pilbara Regional Committee that will:
The signing of the MoU was witnessed by WA member for Pilbara and former Regional Development Minister the Hon. Brendon Grylls.
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