(DALIANNEWS)- French coastal city Le Havre held a promotion for Chinese students to study abroad in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China’s Liaoning Province, September 18, 2018, welcoming more Chinese students to study in France.
Luc Lemonnier, mayor of Le Havre, France and Marc Lamy, Consul General of France in Shenyang addressed the promotion conference on Tuesday.
According to the report, France has signed more than 200 cooperation contracts with universities and colleges in Northeast China up till now. Chinese students studying in France has also expanded their majors from languages to management, engineer, design and other majors.
During the promotion, a public university, a business school, two high schools and a vocational education college in Le Havre set up exhibition booths to promote their schools through a series of lectures. The director of the Shenyang center of the French higher education department also introduced the French higher education system.
“We’d like to further promote exchanges in education, culture and other fields between Dalian and Le Havre, and also welcome more students from Dalian to study in France.”, said Luc Lemonnier, mayor of Le Havre, France.
“The two cities have a lot of things in common in natual environment.”, Luc Lemonnier added. “Dalian is a vigorous and energetic city. We hope to have more cooperation with Dalian in the future. ”
Le Havre is one of Dalian's first batch of sister cities in Europe. The two cities have been twinned with each other for 33 years, carrying out pragmatic cooperation in trade, port, culture, education, personnel training, medical care, teenager communication and other fields and reaching fruitful achievements.
It is the first time for Luc Lemonnier to lead a large delegation starting a friendly visit to Dalian after he was appointed the mayor of Le Havre, France. During their stay in Dalian from September 16 to 21, the delegation members visited Dalian Sports Center, Taida Waste Incineration and Power Station, Donggang CBD, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian No.24 High School and other institutions and enterprises, and also appreciated the beautiful views of the city of Dalian.