On 14 February 2017, H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), met with Mr. Han Wenhong, Executive Vice Mayor of Gaomi. Mr. Zhang Chao, Director General of Commerce Bureau of Gaomi, Mr. Liu Weidi, Deputy Director of Weifang Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, and Mr. Ma Jun, Director of Asia Division of Shandong Foreign Affairs Office, attended the meeting.
Mr. Han Wenhong noted that Gaomi is a county level city with many advantages in convenient transportation both railway and highway, export-oriented economy, and important base of high-end manufacturing in Jiaodong peninsula. Gaomi attaches great importance to the cooperation with ASEAN and has made continued efforts to help local enterprises to “going out” and “bringing in” with ASEAN countries successfully. Mr. Han Wenhong expressed his willingness to have ACC’s supports and would continue to work with ACC for the future practical cooperation.
Mme. Yang Xiuping spoke highly of the economic and social development of Gaomi and the achievements in cooperation between Gaomi and ASEAN countries, and briefed on the development of ASEAN-China relations and ACC’s mandates as well as its efforts in trade, investment, education, culture, tourism and media fields since its establishment five years ago. She noted that ACC would render all supports to local government so as to cooperate with ASEAN, and hoped that more enterprises can “going out” and realize mutual benefits which finally enhance ASEAN-China relations.