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Che Jun and Yuan Jiajun Met with the Friendship Delegation from Tochigi-ken County, Japan, Respectively
2018-12-20 11:20:57

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of friendly relationship between Zhejiang Province and Tochigi-ken County, Japan. On the afternoon of the 18th, the Provincial Party secretary Che Jun and the deputy secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and governor Yuan Jiajun respectively met with the friendship delegation from Tochigi-ken, led by magistrate Futian Fuichi, in Hangzhou.

Che Jun expressed his warm welcome to the party headed by Futian Fuyi and expressed his heart-felt gratitude to people from all walks of life who have been committed to promoting the friendship between the two sides. He said that the friendship between Zhejiang and Tochigi-ken County is like a tree, and that under the careful nursing and watering of both sides, this tree has grown from a small sapling to a lush tree. As the forerunner of reform and opening up, Zhejiang will promote high-quality development with a new round of reform and opening up, providing new opportunities for Zhejiang and Tochigi-ken to deepen exchanges and cooperation. These two sides have strong industrial complementarity and good business environment, with great space and potential for mutually beneficial cooperation. It is hoped that the two sides will take the 25th anniversary of the establishment of friendly relationship as a new starting point, to promote exchanges and cooperation to a new level and jointly write a new chapter in the friendly relations between Zhejiang and Tochigi-ken, with a more long-term vision, a more positive attitude, and more pragmatic measures.

Yuan Jiajun said that this year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up. Over the past 40 years, Zhejiang has undergone great changes and has become one of the most dynamic provinces in China. In the new historical period, Zhejiang has been comprehensively deepening market-oriented reforms and expanded high-level openness, which provides a broad space for cooperation and development between the two sides. The two sides should further deepen pragmatic cooperation in the fields of scientific and technological innovation, digital economy, economy and trade, education, agriculture, culture, tourism, etc., and jointly explore the establishment of all-round and wide-ranging friendly relations, so as to better benefit the people of the two sides.

Futian Fuichi expressed his gratitude to the warm reception of Zhejiang and congratulated the achievements of Zhejiang’s reform and opening up. He said that in the 25 years since the establishment of the friendly relationship between Tochigi-ken County and Zhejiang Province, the two sides have become increasingly close, the friendly relations have been deepened, and the fields of exchanges have been continuously expanded, achieving fruitful results and bring tangible benefits to the people of the two sides. In the face of the next 25 years, it is hoped that the two sides will further join hands to strengthen exchanges and mutual visits at all levels, to deepen cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, culture, education and tourism, and to promote the continuous development of friendly relations for a better future.

Provincial leaders, Chen Jinbiao and Zhu Congjiu, and the president of the Tochigi Japan-China

Friendship Association, Takahashi Wenji, attended the meeting.

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