President Xi Jinping and French President Mark Long witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between China National Building Materials and Fives
From March 25 to 27, on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France, President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to France. On March 26, the second meeting of the China-France Entrepreneurs Committee was held in Paris. President Xi Jinping and French President Mark Long met with representatives of Chinese and French entrepreneurs at the Elysee Palace and witnessed the signing of some Sino-French business cooperation agreements. Song Zhiping, Chairman of China National Building Material Group, was invited to participate in relevant activities. Under the witness of the leaders of China and France, he signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the president of the Fives Group, Sanchez, and then participated in the leaders of the two countries and members of the China-France Enterprise Committee. Group photo and a welcome dinner in France.
At the second meeting of the China-France Entrepreneurs Committee, Song Zhiping spoke as the Chinese chairman of the Sino-French cooperation and third-party market, and communicated with the Chinese and French entrepreneurs at the meeting on further in-depth cooperation. Subsequently, entrusted by the China-France Entrepreneurs Committee, representatives of Song Zhiping entrepreneurs went to the French Presidential Palace Marini Palace to report the results of the work to Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan and French Finance Minister Lemaire.
Song Zhiping pointed out that as the world's largest integrated building materials enterprise, CNBM actively implemented the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, continued to promote international capacity cooperation, and established good cooperative relations with well-known French companies such as Saint-Gobain, Lahao, Schneider, and Fives. Sino-French cooperation has a very good complementary role, and the future cooperation potential is huge. The combination of French high-performance technology and equipment and China's cost-effective EPC project capability has produced great competitiveness, which not only highlights the high technology and energy saving of the project. The row also highlights the competitiveness of the project. He explained that through group discussions, everyone formed a consensus: First, continue to promote cooperation between Chinese and French enterprises, play a good platform role, establish a regular communication and communication mechanism, strengthen organizational construction, and ensure that they play an efficient and pragmatic role. The second is to explore key business areas of Sino-French third-party market cooperation, share the advantages of regional resources, and continuously summarize and improve in project cooperation. The third is to further introduce institutions such as finance and funds to provide conditions and guarantees for joint development of third-party markets. Finally, Song Zhiping emphasized that Chinese and French enterprises should pay more attention to intellectual property protection in the process of cooperation.
The Fives Group is an industrial engineering group with a leading position in the cement and minerals industry, providing a complete and sustainable range of technology, process equipment and ancillary services. China Building Materials and Fives have formed a consensus on the one hand to pool superior resources, establish a platform for cooperation, promote the application of advanced technologies, promote energy conservation and emission reduction, improve product quality, and continue to promote the industrial upgrading process of China and the world building materials industry; Clear division of labor and joint development of third-party markets. The two sides adhere to the principle of complementary advantages, use their respective technological advantages and market advantages to achieve more success in the international third-party market, and strive to build a model of Sino-French corporate cooperation on the basis of achieving a win-win situation.
During the French period, Song Zhiping and his entourage were also invited to visit the Central Institute of Technology in Paris, and were warmly received by Dean Romain Soubeyran. The two sides conducted in-depth exchanges on innovation, school-enterprise cooperation and other issues.
President of China National Building Materials Co., Ltd., General Manager of Kaisheng Technology, Peng Shou, Vice President of China Building Materials General Institute, and General Manager of Beijing Kaisheng Ma Mingliang attended the event.