Source: Qinhuangdao Daily
Reporter: Xue Fei
On July 29th, Navigation Industry Exchange Week of Hebei (China)-Charente-Maritime (French) kicked off in Xigang Garden, Qinhuangdao City. Dominique Biselot, governor of Charente-Maritime, France, Olivier Richard, minister of the French Embassy in China, Wei Cunji, president of Hebei Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Zhang Ruishu, deputy secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and mayor, and Cao Ziyu, chairman of Hebei Port Group, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. Feng Zhiyong, deputy mayor, presided over the meeting.
Photo by reporter Liu Xiao
At the opening ceremony, the Charente-Maritime government signed a memorandum of cooperation with Hebei Liaison Office. Hebei Port Group signed a consulting service agreement with the Big Bulge International Yacht Show Organizing Committee of France, to promote the Big Bulge Yacht Show settled in Qinhuangdao in 2020. The port of Qinhuangdao signed a friendly port agreement with the port of La Rochelle Remüm, France, which was concluded as a friendly port. Qinhuangdao French sailing boat training base was unveiled.
Wei Cunji said that at present, Hebei is in a historical window period and a period of strategic opportunities. General Secretary Xi Jinping personally planned and promoted the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, the planning and construction of Xiongan New District, and the preparation of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, and other major historical opportunities gathered and superimposed in Hebei. This is not only an opportunity for Hebei, but also a broad space for exchanges and cooperation between Hebei and France. As a bridge between the two sides, Hebei Trade Promotion Council plays an important role in promoting two-way investment, strengthening trade cooperation, and helping enterprises to operate internationally. It will actively coordinate the two sides to share new opportunities and seek a new future. With the joint efforts of the two provinces, the fields of practical cooperation between the two sides will continue to expand and achieve win-win development.
Biselot expressed sincere gratitude to the municipal party committee and the municipal government for their warm reception. He said that Qinhuangdao City has a good ecological environment, unique location advantages, and abundant shoreline resources. The development of the navigation industry has obvious advantages and broad prospects. There are famous European trading port and the largest yacht port in Europe in Charente-Maritime, which has many aspects in common with Qinhuangdao, and it is worth learning from each other. The government of Charente-Maritime will work together with the Qinhuangdao Municipal Committee and the Municipal Government to build a navigation industrial chain, and promote the development of the navigation industry.
On behalf of the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government, Zhang Ruishu welcomed the guests and briefly introduced the basic situation of the city. He said that Qinhuangdao is the only prefecture-level city in China that co-organized the Olympic Games and the Asian Games. It has an indissoluble bond with the navigation sports, and it has unique advantages in developing the navigation industry. Charente-Maritime is one of the most attractive provinces in France with advantageous geographical location, pleasant climate and rich tourism resources. Although the two places are thousands of miles away, the basic conditions are similar, and this is the best opportunity for the cooperation between the two sides. He hoped that the two sides will take this exchange week as an opportunity to further deepen friendship, tie up closely, enhance feelings, and promote cooperation between the two sides to achieve new results. With the most superior conditions, the most favorable policies and the best service, Qinhuangdao will work together with other sides to paint a bright future.
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