(DALIANNEWS)- The city of Dalian has established sister city ties with Derry City and Strabane, the second largest city in Northern Ireland, UK, May 8, 2018.
According to the friendly cooperation agreement, both cities will conduct friendly exchanges and cooperation in economy and trade, high-technology, culture, education, sport, public administration as well as tourism. At the same time, they will also promote personnel exchanges, support each other and take part in each other's important activities.
Derry City and Strabane is a famous historical city built in the 6th century and still remains the ancient walls in 17th century. The city's main pillar of the economy includes agriculture, logistics, architecture and manufacturing industry. Cultural industry, sport industry and tourism industry in Derry City and Strabane have prominent features and digital economy has developed fast in recent years. The city will develop some industries in creative digital, culture, tourism, agriculture, lifestyle, health and science as well as advanced manufacturing.
"The economic scale and region of Dalian have obvious advantages. We hope that we can strengthen friendly cooperation with Dalian City in every fields and import more quality products from Dalian, realizing a mutual benefit and win-win result.", said the mayor of Derry City and Strabane.