On February 28, Ms. Liu Yanqiu, Director-General of the Municipal Foreign Affairs and Overseas Chinese Affairs office, and Mr. Liu Xuedong, the Deputy Director-General, held work meeting with Mr. Zvezdan Randelovic, chief executive of Andaz Group of Slovenia. Director-General Liu Yanqiu introduced the main initiatives of Jinan Municipal Government to serve enterprises under the "Belt and Road Initiative", Jinan’s international "Friends Circle of Springs" and proceeding of Jinan’s Spring Water Cultural Heritage application. She showed the open attitude to the various forms of friendly exchanges and cooperation between Slovenia and Jinan, and expressed the hope that Andaz Group can play a role of bridge to promote the friendly exchanges between Jinan and Slovenia cities. Mr. Randelovic said that he was deeply impressed by Jinan City and will vigorously promote cooperation with SinoTruk Group，and actively promote the cooperation between Jinan City and Slovenia in such fields as economy and trade, education, culture and tourism.
Andaz Group is a diversified cross-industry group company, having subsidiaries and branches in Hong Kong, Lagos, Belgrade, and Ljubljana and businesses across many countries and regions in Asia, Africa and Europe. Andaz has been in the oil and gas, cement, heavy machinery and equipment, chemicals, electricity and other fields of business. Its total sales volume has accumulated to several billions of US dollars in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and South Africa. With Andaz’s support and cooperation with China-Africa Development Fund, in May 2017 SinoTruk signed a joint venture agreement with the Dangote Group of Africa and the Andaz Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong to jointly produce heavy-duty trucks. With this agreement the mode of selling whole vehicles will be changed into direct investment and transfer of heavy vehicle production technology.