|Consul General Li Meets with Mayor of Stockport|
Consul General Li Yongsheng and wife met with Mr. Andrew Verdeille, Mayor of Stockport and Mayoress Mrs. Cundall on January 5th, 2016 at the official residence. Deputy Lieutenant Gerry Yeung and wife, Consul Lyu Xiaomei attended the meeting.
Consul General Li thanked Mayor Verdeille for the longterm support Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council had given to the Chinese Consulate General in Manchester as in Stockport the official residence is located and many events organized by the Conculate often take place in Stockport. He said, as Chinese Lunar New Year was drawing close, Chinese Consulate in Manchester and local Chinese communities were going to organize a variety of celebrations. He expected to see Mr. Mayor and his colleagues take an active part in these events.
Mayor Verdeille expressed his wish to visit China and experience Chinese culture. He stressed Stockport Council's will to develop links with China and reiterated the high value local authorities place on local Chinese communities. He expressed his willingness to attend as many such functions as he could to jointly celebrate Chinese New Year.