On Aug 3rd, Okazaki Sono, Director-General of Japan-China Friendship Association, and Tanaka Akitoshi, President of the Japan-China Friendship Association in Kansai led the friendship delegation of the “Dialogue between Kansai and Hubei” activity to visit Xianning. Wu Jianmin, Vice President of Hubei People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Counties attended the symposium. He Kaiwen, member of the Standing Committee of the Xianning Municipal Party Committee and Executive Vice Mayor, delivered a speech in the meeting, and the Vice Mayor, Wang Fanfei hosted the symposium.
He Kaiwen said that Kansai is the second largest economic circle in Japan, which is well known in the world for its historical and cultural scenery. Ever since the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic relations, the prefectures of Kansai have played the role of pioneers in having friendly exchanges with China. Meanwhile, Xianning City has also made positive efforts to develop close cooperation with local governments and enterprises of Japan, which has yielded fruitful outcomes. He hoped that they can build a cooperation platform to introduce advantageous enterprises in Kansai and advanced management concepts to Xianning via this communication. We will continue to promote the cooperation and exchanges between local governments and people in a bid to deepen friendly cooperation.
Okazaki Sono and Tanaka Akisashi said that Xianninig is a beautiful city with abundant natural resources, long history and profound culture, while Kansai abounding in science, education, tourism and cultural resources is going to hold the Osaka World Expo in 2025, they hope that Kansai and Xianning can take further steps in consolidating cooperation and friendship in terms of economy, trade, cultural exchanges, sightseeing and tourism, etc. (By Zhou Ronghua/Xianning Daily)