On 23 March 2012 while on the working visit to the Jiamusi City (Heilongjiang Province) Ambassador of Ukraine to China H.E.Yurii Kostenko took part in the opening ceremony of the 3rd International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition.
On the initiative of the Embassy of Ukraine, the Chinese Side invited the delegation of Sumy region headed by the Head of the Department of Agricultural Development of Regional State Administration Mr. Volodymyr Ivchenko. During the meeting with Mayor of Jiamusi City Mr. Sun Zhe the issues of establishing sister-city relations as well as mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries’ economic entities in the field of agriculture were discussed. The invitation of Sumy region’s Governor to visit Sumy region were transferred to the Head of the Jiamusi City.
Ambassador of Ukraine visited Jiamusi University and reached the agreement with President Qiu Hongbin to establish the cooperation in the field of higher education as well as the Technical Institute, Agricultural machinery Company, in particular for production of grain harvester combine, and the complex rice processing plant.
Sumy region delegation held the negotiations with Vice-mayor of Jiamusi Mr. Zou Qitou responsible for the issues of agricultural development. During the meeting the Sides discussed the issues of purchasing from the Chinese Side of the small-capacity tractors, setting the joint production of the agricultural machinery in Sumy region as well as establishing in Ukraine the joint venture on pig breeding and meat processing. The agreement was reached to organize the visit of agrarians and agricultural machinery producers to Sumy region.
On 26 March 2012 the Embassy organized in Beijing the negotiations between the delegation of Sumy region and the Chinese Argo-Industrial Corporation.