Minister Wan Gang met with Mr. Enrico Rossi, President of Italian Tuscany and his delegation on July 7th, 2011. Both sides exchanged opinions on promoting future cooperation.
Minister Wan said that there are solid foundation and rich resources for the cooperation between Italian Tuscany and Chinese S&T innovation regions, with the regional innovation collaboration being a highlight of the bilateral relationship. S&T authorities of the two countries are actively promoting the outcomes of Vice President Xi Jinping's visit to Italy, by putting into practice Framework Agreement between MOST and Tuscany on regional innovation and stepping up the construction of innovation platforms including China-Italy Textile R&D Center.
Mr. Rossi confirmed the development of bilateral regional innovation cooperation, and briefed the Chinese side on the progress of China-Italy Textile R&D Center. With the successful cooperation of this center, regional innovation collaboration in the field of heritage restoration and health will be expanded.