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Consul General Zheng Xiyuan Meets with Council Leader of Derbyshire County Council


On October 19, 2018, Consul General Zheng Xiyuan was invited to Derbyshire to meet with Mr. Garry Lewis, Council Leader of Derbyshire County Council, and attended a tourism promotion meeting organized by Anhui Province, Derbyshire's Friendship Province. Consul General Zheng was accompanied by Consul Lyu Xiaomei during his visit.

Council Leader Lewis expressed his
 warm welcome to Consul General Zheng for his first visit to Derbyshire since his assumption of the new post. He reiterated the desire of Derbyshire to maintain close contact and friendly cooperation with the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Manchester. He said that, with China' s growing global importance and huge market potential, Derbyshire hopes to work with the Consulate General to build optimal cooperation relationships with provinces and cities in China.

Consul General Zheng expressed his appreciation of the establishment of mutual trust and pragmatic cooperation on the basis of close contact since the twinning of Derbyshire and Anhui Province. He hoped that the two parties take tourism cooperation as the starting point, complement each other's strengths, look for the best match points, formulate and gradually implement medium and long-term cooperation plans by identifying priority cooperation areas. He also hopes that both parties aim at promoting cooperation in production capacity and amity of the people to inject more substance into the "golden age" of China-UK relations.

Consul General Zheng delivered a speech at the Anhui-Derbyshire Tourism Promotion meeting. He exchanged views with Council Leader Lewis on Derbyshire's cooperation with China in areas such as tourism, electric vehicles, urban development planning, urban renewal and restoration of agricultural soil.

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