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Consul General Li Yongsheng meets with Chief Executive Bernstein

Consul General Li Yongsheng and wife met with Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and Mr. Rhys Whalley, executive director of Manchester-China Forum on Nov. 9th at his residence.
Consul General expressed gratitude for the thoughtful arrangement for President Xi Jinping's visit to Manchester and warm hospitality extended to the delegation by the City Council. He gave high praise for Manchester's active participation and honest cooperation in preparation for the Visit. He called on Manchester City Council for its joint efforts in seizing the new opportunity and bringing the mutually beneficial cooperation between Manchester and China into greater width and depth.
Mr. Bernstein responded warmly to Consul General's words and felt glad for the visit as he regarded it as a fantastic opportunity to showcase the city and its role as a spearhead of innovation and an endorsement of Manchester's emerging global status. He agreed that the State Visit brought Manchester an unprecedented opportunity of growth and both sides need to be committed to the growing relationship.
Deputy Consul General Zhou Haicheng and Consul Lyu Xiaomei attended the meeting.
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