Shandong Gold Group Leaders Accompany Governor Guo Shuqing in His Meeting Barrick Gold Corporation Chairman John Thornton
On the morning of October 20, Guo Shuqing, vice secretary of Shandong provincial committee of the CPC and governor of Shandong province, met Barrick Gold Corporation chairman John Thornton in Jinan. The people present at their meeting included Wang Hua, secretary general of the provincial government, Fan Jun, vice director of Shandong Provincial State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, Chen Yumin, chairman of the board of Shandong Gold Group and the secretary of the company’s party committee, and Li Guohong, general manager of Shandong Gold Group and chairman of Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd. (stock code 600547).
Mr. Guo Shuqing gave a brief description of the economic and social development of Shandong province, and exchanged views and propositions with John Thornton on the U.S. presidential election and Sino-U.S. relation. Now, the supply-side structural reforms are being deepened in Shandong and the work to promote economic transformation and upgrading will bring many new opportunities to their communications and cooperation, he said. We support qualified enterprises in Shandong in their going global to strengthen cooperation with the world’s top big companies and groups and expand international market. Meanwhile, we welcome powerful well-known international companies like Barrick Gold Corporation to actively get involved in Shandong’s industrial restructuring, transformation and upgrading, urban financial reforms and environmental governance, and hope we will enhance communications, connections and mutual trust and cooperate in more business fields.
Chen Yumin reported to Guo Shuqing the current development of SD Gold and its cooperation with Barrick Gold Corporation.
John Thornton introduced Barrick Gold Corporation and the great development prospects of it and SD Gold, and highly appreciated SD Gold’s professional and comprehensive work and sincere and friendly attitude. He said his company would strengthen its cooperation with Shandong province and SD Gold by taking advantage of its advantages in profession, technology and talent, to achieve mutual benefit and win-win.
Personnel including the person in charge of the office of SD Gold Group were among the people who accompanied the group leaders.