(DALIANNEWS)- Xiao Shengfeng, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Dalian People's Congress, met with a delegation led by the chairman of legislative council of Irkutskaya Oblast, Russia, in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China’s Liaoning Province, December 21, 2018.
Liu Xiaobin, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Dalian People's Congress, and Jiang Jianguo, secretary general of the Standing Committee of the Dalian People's Congress also attended the meeting.
Xiao Shengfeng extended a warm welcome to the delegation and gave a brief introduction on the economic and social development of Dalian and the system of People’s Congress of China.
“China and Russia are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. With the increasing political mutual trust between China and Russia, the two countries have deepened their friendly exchanges and strengthened their cooperation gradually. In 2003, I led a delegation of Dalian Trade Union to visit Irkutskaya Oblast, where we were deeply impressed by its rich resources, beautiful environment and friendly people.”, said Xiao Shengfeng, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Dalian People's Congress.
“In recent years, under the joint promotion of both sides, Dalian and Irkutskaya Oblast have achieved fruitful exchanges and cooperation in economy, trade, culture and tourism. We hope that the two sides will strengthen exchanges, enhance understanding, actively expand areas of cooperation, further improve the level of exchanges and cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, science and technology, education and tourism, and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results. The Standing Committee of the Dalian Municipal People's Congress is willing to maintain close contact with the legislative council of Irkutskaya Oblast, exchange legislative experience and make contributions to promoting economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation.”, Xiao Shengfeng added.
The chairman of the legislative council of Irkutskaya Oblast appreciated the achievements of the economic and social development in Dalian and believed that the exchange and cooperation between the two sides had broad prospects and great potential.
“We hope that both sides will maintain exchanges and communication, strengthen cooperation and actively promote cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, tourism and energy.”, said the chairman of the legislative council of Irkutskaya Oblast.