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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Holds Event Presenting Anhui Province
2017/04/11

On April 11, 2017, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) held the seventh event presenting Chinese provinces at the Blue Hall of the Ministry with the theme of "An open China: Splendid Anhui, Welcoming the World". Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a speech and Secretary of Anhui Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China Li Jinbin made remarks. Governor of the People's Government of Anhui Province Li Guoying gave the presentation. Over 500 people including diplomatic envoys and representatives in China from over 140 countries and international organizations, representatives from industrial and commercial sectors, Chinese and foreign experts and scholars, and journalists were present at the event.

Wang Yi expressed that the protagonist of today's presenting event is Anhui Province in the reaches of the Yangtze and Huai River. There are magnificent rivers and mountains in Anhui. The Yangtze River and Huai River traverse the east and west, and the Huangshan Mountain is world-renowned. With abundant cultural deposits, Anhui is a place where Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism add radiance and beauty to each other.

Wang Yi said that 40 years ago, Xiaogang Village in Fengyang County of Anhui took the lead in carrying out the "All-round Contract System", which kicked off the rural reform in China. Today, Anhui is standing at the forefront of reform, innovation and of connecting the world. The China-Europe Land-Sea Express Route starting off from Hefei, the provincial capital of Anhui, runs through Eastern and Western China and connects the two ends of Eurasia. A big batch of Anhui's enterprises went out to invest and establish business in various countries, and jointly built as well as enjoyed the development achievements with local people. The inland Anhui is showing vigorous vitality, and an open Anhui will certainly embrace a more beautiful future.

   

Li Jinbin expressed that this event is a significant measure of Anhui to earnestly implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech, actively integrate into the "Belt and Road" initiative, and expand opening up in an all-round manner. At present, Anhui has been firmly carrying out the innovation-driven development strategy and opening-up strategy, focusing on forging an innovation-oriented province, and actively blending in the big circulation of world economy. Anhui is willing to compose a new chapter of cooperation and development with friends from various countries in the world. Li Guoying gave the presentation from such aspects as natural scenery, history and culture, innovation vitality, industrial advantages and business environment, and also welcomed Chinese and foreign people from all walks of life to inspect, visit, cooperate and develop in Anhui.

     

   

Mozambican Ambassador to China Aires Ali, Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov, Italian Ambassador to China Ettore Francesco Sequi, Indonesian Ambassador to China Soegeng Rahardjo, and Brazilian Ambassador to China Marcos Caramuru de Paiva successively delivered speeches. They thanked the MFA for providing a sound platform for envoys of various countries to learn about Chinese provinces, and also spoke highly of Anhui's history and culture, beautiful landscape, development achievements and unique advantages. Speaking positively of cooperation achievement in various fields between their own countries and Anhui, they expected to further strengthen friendly exchanges and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with Anhui.

   

Wang Yi, Li Jinbin and Li Guoying also visited the exhibition showcasing Anhui's local features and had in-depth exchanges with envoys from various countries in China.

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