From 14-18 of November, 2011, delegation from Lori marz had an official visit to China, Shanxi province.

The delegation consisted of the governor of Lori Arthur Nalbandyan, Armenian Ambassador to China Armen Sargsyan, governor counselor Levon Aslanyan, mayor of Stepanavan city Sargis Gharaqeshishyan, Head of Mass Media and Public Relations Department of Vallex Group Tagouhi Karapetyan, president of company “Ukrshin” Hrayr Sargsyan and correspondent of «Arajin Lratvakan» TV program Hrachya Papinyan. In the administrative center of the province Taiyuan, the members of delegation had a meeting with Lee Bao, the head of Development and Reform Committee of Shanxi, Juan Fakei, the head of Economy and Information Committee and See Syao, Tourism department head, as well as with other representatives from government. The parties introduced the economic state in their regions and marked the fields where mutually beneficial and equal cooperation is possible between the provinces.

Head of Mass Media and Public Relations Department of Vallex Group Tagouhi Karapetyan introduced the activity and fields of the company.

The Chinese party was interested especially in mining industry enterprises of the company, about which they got a complete answer.

The same evening, in Taiyuan, Arthur Nalbandyan and the members of delegation met thePeople’s Government president of Shanxi province Dzyun Van and the General Secretary of the Government Chen Yunts.

The meeting was followed by signing the minute on trade-economic cooperation and the memorandum on friendly relations between the two regions. Shanxi government officials and journalists also were present in the meeting.

Documents signed Arthur Nalbandyan and Dzyun Van. The memorandum and the minute foresee a mutually beneficial and equal cooperation in the fields of transport and communication, energy, medical care, health as well as tourism and scientific-technical field. Chinese delegation will have a return visit to Lori in 2012.