Followed by a delegation, Mr. Anyuan, Director-General of Operating Department in East Asia, held in-depth talks to strengthen further exchanges and cooperation and jointly closing yesterday. In the VIP Room of the Municipal Government, Mayor Tan Chengxu met with executive directors of Mizuho Financial Group, executive directors and communicated deeply about the mutually concerned topics.
Tan Chengxu welcomed Anyuan and happily recalled the meeting between the two sides in Tokyo, Japan, in May this year. He said that Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. opened its representative office in Dalian in 1985 and its branch in 1992, which made outstanding contributions to promote economic and trade cooperation between Dalian and Japan. This year coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Sino-Japanese Treaty of Peace and Friendship and the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening. We will take this opportunity to deepen our friendly and cooperative relations with the Japanese business circles and strengthen bilateral non-governmental exchanges. It is hoped that Mizuho Financial Group will give full play to its advantages, introduce more Japanese enterprises to Dalian for investigation and investment, and carry out higher-level and broader exchanges and cooperation. Tan Chengxu said that Dalian will actively recommend local enterprises and work with Japanese enterprises in the "the Belt and Road" construction and jointly develop the third-party market.
During the meeting, Ahara made suggestions on further deepening practical cooperation between Japanese enterprises and Dalian, and expressed Mizuho Financial Group's desire to develop exchanges with universities in our city. He said that we have translated the new policy, which stated that Dalian will open wider to the outside world and actively utilize foreign capital, into Japanese. This action aims at promoting Dalian, lets more Japanese enterprises pay attention to Dalian and invest in Dalian, and makes greater efforts for Japan-China friendship.