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The Mayor Ding Xiaoqiang paid a visit to France, Sweden and Hungary
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 16-06-27
 

  FRANCE/SWEDEN/HUNGARY - At the invitation of France, Sweden and Hungary, Ding Xiaoqiang (Deputy Secretary and Mayor of Xianning) on June 16-24 led a delegation to visit France, Sweden and Hungary.

  Ding and his team met with mayors of Sauternes, Aubervilliers, and Nancy in France, Veresegyház in Hungary, and Vice-Minister of Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation of Sweden respectively; paid a visit to Father of Sweden SymbioCity, Sweden Sustainable Development Group, Sweden Architects Association, and successfully signed a memorandum on sister city with Sauternes and Nancy, as well as green sewage treatment project cooperation agreement with Hungary ORGANICA Corp. This visit deepened the understanding for current economic and social situation in Europe and promoted cooperation and exchange between Xianning and European countries in economy, culture and tourism.

  Ding and his team met with mayors of Sauternes, Aubervilliers, and Nancy respectively. Both sides introduced condition of cities, conducted in-depth discussions on cooperation and exchange, and signed cooperation agreement with French enterprises in tea, red wine and housekeeping training.

  Then Ding and his team arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, and warmly received by Madam Annika?Holmberg, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation of Sweden. Annika?Holmberg briefed Ding Xiaoqing on Swedish successful experience of sustainable development, sustainable development investment in Stockholm to achieve the objective of the first “Green Capital” in Europe, and she mainly introduced successful cases: Hammarby Sj?stad, Sweden Architects Association, Wooden Architecture Association.

  Ding discussed with Professor Wolf, Father of Sweden SymbioCity, who led the delegation to visit Hammarby Sj?stad. It’s a highly organized and multi-functional new-type community—the community of high cycle, low consumption, and harmonious coexistence of natural environment, a world example of sustainable development city owing to successful environmental protection concept. Then Xianning municipal government delegation visited Sweden Architects Association, Wooden Architecture Association and high-rise wooden houses designed by them, and held symposium with senior leaders of Northern Europe Sustainable Development Group on promoting Sino-Sweden Xianning Demonstration Project.

  Gyurcsany Ferenc, Hungarian former premier, and Laszlo Sabo, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Hungary, met with principle members of the delegation respectively. Accompanied by the Mayor of Veresegyház, Ding and his team visited City Hall, primary school, kindergarten, bear garden and sewage treatment project in Veresegyház. Xianning City Investment and Development Group and Hungary ORGANICA Corp. signed green sewage treatment project cooperation agreement witnessed by Balazs Gyorgy, Commissioner General of Hungary Investment and Trade Bureau in Wuhan, Hubei province. Then they visited Budapest Hungarian-Chinese Bilingual School accompanied by Dr. Raio’s, member of congress, observed teaching by electronic whiteboard in Hubei Class and gave gift to students in Hubei Class. Xianning Experimental Foreign Language School and Budapest Hungarian-Chinese Bilingual School signed sister school agreement, and Ding attended the graduation ceremony of the latter and made a speech as an honored guest.

  This visit gained plentiful and substantial achievements for it expanded exchange and cooperation between Xianning and France, Sweden and Hungary. Hubei Jinghua Textile Group will introduce production technology and brand design for handmade soap from France; Xianning Xingyu Commerce and Trade Co., Ltd is busy introducing red wine tourism culture from Europe to build “Red Wine Manor” tourism complex in Wenquan; Northern Europe Sustainable Development Group has raised investment funds of about 2 billion euro to promote planning and design and construction of investment project in Xianning; the sister school agreement between Xianning Experimental Foreign Language School and Budapest Hungarian-Chinese Bilingual School set up a bridge for culture communication between the east and the west, deepened the exchanges between the two peoples, and played a unique role to spread Chinese culture and promote people-to-people exchanges.

  Xian’an district government, Chongyang county government, Xianning City Investment and Development Group, related departments directly under municipal government and persons in charge of well-known enterprises in Xianning accompanied the delegation on this visit. By Kong Xiangyi and He Weigang (www.xnnews.com.cn)


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