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Diplomats from Belt and Road Countries Visit Fujian

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Between November 29 and December 2, a delegation of 16 diplomats from 14 Belt and Road countries, headed by Mr. Leonidas Rokanas, Greek Ambassador to China, visited Fujian. This is another important diplomatic corps’ visit to Fujian organized by the FAO.

On December 1, Vice Governor Guo Ningning met with the delegation. She set out that Fujian, an important starting point of the ancient maritime Silk Road, has been designated by the central government as the core area of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Over the past five years, Fujian has taken concrete steps in developing the core area, with deepened connectivity with Belt and Road countries and regions in areas including transportation, investment and trade, people-to-people exchange, and finance. The province is ready to further expand cooperation with those countries and regions into more fields, such as tourism, education, sister-city relationships, agriculture, marine industry, environmental protection, health care, and science & technology, so as to pursue win-win outcomes.

Ambassador Rokanas commended Fujian’s great success since reform and opening up. He said that through this visit, he gained a deeper understanding of Fujian’s economy, history, culture, and ecological progress. He looked forward to more cooperation and stronger connectivity with Fujian under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Together with relevant departments, the FAO presented the delegation with an informative program. During the four-day trip, the delegation attended a tourism promotion, held talks with Fujian companies, and visited cultural sites. Fujian’s time-honored culture, thriving economy, and beautiful environment left a deep impression on the diplomats. They expressed that they would put cooperation with Fujian high on their work agenda, and work with Fujian to push the mutually beneficial cooperation to new heights.