Premier Kathy Dunderdale. — File photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
Premier Kathy Dunderdale signed a pair of memorandums of understanding during her trip to China, calling for stronger investment ties and educational co-operation.
On Wednesday, Dunderdale signed an MOU on post-secondary education calling for mutual recognition of college and university degrees.
“Education is one of the highest priorities for our government, and we are extremely proud of the partnership that has been built with the People’s Republic of China,” Dunderdale said in a news release. “This new Memorandum of Understanding commits us to work together more closely towards our common goal, the pursuit of excellence in training and mobility in higher education.”
Then on Thursday, Dunderdale reaffirmed an agreement on trade and investment with Zhejiang Province in China. The partnership was originally signed in 2001.
“The cooperation between provinces will promote opportunity for improved collaboration and exploration of trade and investment opportunities in key sectors between Newfoundland and Labrador and the Zhejiang Province in China,” Dunderdale said. “This agreement focuses interests on Newfoundland and Labrador and provides our province with special recognition in this thriving region of China, a significant advantage in the global market place.”