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Katsuhiro Akimoto,the mayor of Sapporo,Japan,visited Shenyang
source: Foreign Affairs Office of Shenyang Municipal People's Goverment  2018-11-13 16:25

A 19-person delegation composed of representatives of commerce, industry and tourism and led by Katsuhiro Akimoto, the mayor of Sapporo visited Shenyang.The main purpose of their visit is to express gratitude to Shenyang for their effort made in the successful hosting of the 18th World Winter Cities Association for Mayors Conference, notify the general information about the reconstruction of Sapporo after the earthquake in Hokkaido on September 6 and promote cooperations under new circumstances.

Liu Xiaodong, member of administrative deputy mayor and member of Shenyang Municipal Committee, extended warm welcome to the delegation led by Katsuhiro Akimoto. Liu Xiaodong is quite relieved about the reconstruction of Sapporo and Hokkaido after earthquake. He introduced the economic and social development situation to the guests and detailed information about the successful hosting of the 18th WWCAM Conference in Shenyang.Liu Xiaodong said Sapporo of Japan is the first international sister city of Shenyang. The two parties have carried out overall exchange and cooperation and have achieved fruitful results since the establishment of sister-city relationship 38 years ago.It's the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship. Premier Li Keqiang's visit to Japan and the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in China mark the relationship between the two countries resumed to the normal track. It's hoped that the two cities can positively bring their superiority into full play, learn from each other's strong points to offset weakness, deepen exchanges and cooperations in urban construction, large winter sports games, tourism, health care of the elderly, energy conservation and environment protection, and constantly innovate exchange patterns.Katsuhiro Akimoto said the success of the 18th WWCAM Conference could not be achieved without the high attention of the municipal leaders of Shenyang, the elaborate plan of Shenyang Foreign Affair Office and the cooperation among all relative departments. The conference showed the new development trend and special charm of WWCAM Conference.Sapporo is willing to deepen the cooperations with Shenyang in large-scale international activities, economy, trade and tourism, promote the development of the friendly relationship between the two cities and welcome the 40th anniversary of the signing of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship.

In the morning of November 5, the delegation led by Katsuhiro Akimoto visited New World Expo Hall, the main venue of the 18th WWCAM Conference, watched the pictures of the conference, investigated the conference venue and gave high praise to the successful hosting of the conference and urban construction.

 

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