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The region of the Marches Regin and the Province of Limpopo sign a cooperation agreement: on the agenda, trade environment, tourism and culture.

Date:

05/26/2008


The region of the Marches Regin and the Province of Limpopo sign a cooperation agreement: on the agenda, trade environment, tourism and culture.
A Five Year Cooperation Memorandum including the exchange of know-how, methods, mechanisms and products has been signed at Ancona between the President of the Marches Region, Gian Maria Spacca and the Premier of  Limpopo (South Africa), Sello Moloto. Training, production, investment, trade, environment, sustainable development, civil protection, tourism, culture and health:  these are the fields in which cooperation will be launched. “This document – Mr Spacca stated – strengthens the friendship relations and increases cooperation and internationalization between the Marches Region and South Africa in the knowledge that the implementation of sound dialogue mechanisms can promote mutual development and through the understanding of different cultures contribute to the broadening of peace”. “The Memorandum – Premier Moloto said – is an act of cooperation and friendship which will be carried out with commitment”. The South African Ambassador in Italy, Lenin Shope, the Deputy President of the Region, Paolo Petrini,  the Budget Councillor, Pietro Marcolini,  the Vice Chancellor of the University of the Marches, Marco Pacetti and the President of the Regional Council, Raffaele Bucciarelli were also present at the signing ceremony. In the frame of the 2008 Regional Promotion Programme, it was envisaged to invest within the next years in South Africa as it was considered to be a fast developing market with increasing buying power and a trend towards consumerism.  In particular, in this first phase, as confirmed by Premier Moloto, the Limpopo Province’s interest will be directed towards the agricultural and food industry as well as the leather and shoe sector. The South African delegation composed of inter alia  the Mayors of the two main cities in Limpopo, Polokwane and Tzaneen will remain in the Marches for two days. Following the signing of the Memorandum and meetings with Directors and operators in the mentioned sectors, other meeting are scheduled with the Mayors of Civitanova Marche, San Benedetto del Tronto, Macerata e Monte San Giusto. Other visits  will take place at certain firms, service centres of the local production districts, nature reserves and parks of the region.

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