(DALIANNEWS)- Xiao Shengfeng, mayor of Dalian City, met a delegation led by the foreign minister of the Maldives in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province, January 7, 2017.
Both sides held in-depth talks on the topics of deepening friendship, close communication and expanding cooperative areas.
Mayor Xiao Shengfeng extended a warm welcome to the delegation, introducing the city's economic and social development.
“Dalian is building towards a modern international city with the construction of international shipping center in Northeast Asia, international logistics center, international trade center, regional financial center as well as advanced manufacturing industry cluster. We hope that we can promote the cooperation and communication on shipping, shipbuilding, tourism, education, fishery production as well as major infrastructure construction.”, said Xiao Shengfeng.
The foreign minister of the Maldives also gave a high appraisal on the achievements of the city's economic development and urban construction, and expressed thanks for the scholarship provided for Maldivian students. He is also looking forward to the more intimate cooperation between both sides on extensive fields, achieving mutual benefit and win-win results.