（DALIANNEWS）- Xiao Shengfeng, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Dalian People’s Congress, met with a delegation from Kitakyushu, Japan, in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China’s Liaoning Province, February 2, 2018.
Xiao extended a warm welcome to the delegation and introduced the city’s economic and social development to them.
“Dalian has twinned with Kitakyushu for nearly 40 years with frequent exchange of visits and non-governmental contacts. The two cities have got great achievements in economy and trade, science and technology, culture, education, tourism, urban construction and other aspects. The North Bridge in Dalian and Dalian Road in Kitakyushu are symbols of the friendship of the two cities.”, said Xiao Shengfeng.
“Based on the friendly cooperation, we hope that the two cities further deepen the exchanges and promote the cooperation between the enterprises and in the field of science and technology. We also hope that the two cities will strengthen the exchanges for the teenagers, and promote the further cooperation on economy and trade, port, culture, education and other aspects, achieving mutual benefits. ” , Xiao added.
The Japanese delegation also praised the cooperation between the two cities in the past 40 years.
“The two cities have a solid foundation for cooperation, and also a broad prospect for cooperation in fields of business investment, port logistics, culture and education, environment and science and technology.”, said the leader of the Japanese delegation.