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Dalian signed a memorandum on establishing friendship and cooperation relationship with Bangkok

On July 19, Dalian officially signed a memorandum on establishing friendship and cooperation relationship with Bangkok, which marked the beginning of cooperation between the two sides in such sectors as economy, environmental protection, culture, tourism, education, sports and youth exchange. Mayor of Dalian City Xiao Shengfeng and Mayor of Bangkok City Sukhumbhand–Bolipa attended the signing ceremony in Bangchuidao Hotel and conducted a friendship exchange in enhancing cooperation in relevant sectors. General-Secretary of Municipal Government Luo Dongsheng and relevant responsible persons in Bangkok government also participated in the ceremony.

Xiao extended welcome to Sukhumbhand-Bolipa and his company, and introduced in detail the social and economic development of Dalian to them. Xiao said that China has established a long-term friendship with Thailand and the Sino-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership has ushered in a new chapter, thus laying a solid foundation for enhancing the exchanges and cooperation with Thailand. Xiao Shengfeng said Dalian and Bangkok supplemented each other with a huge cooperative space and hoped that the two cities could seize this opportunity to actively seek the conjunction point and inject new vigor to the development of two cities’ friendship. Xiao also discussed such issues as tourism exchange, trading platforms for agricultural sideline products, industry, electronics and software products as well as further cooperation in medical health and industrial park with Sukhumbhand-Bolipa and reached consensus.

Sukhumbhand-Bolipa said that he was deeply attracted by the beautiful city environment and vigorous economic vigor of Dalian. The communication and cooperation between Bangkok and Dalian can not only boost the economic prosperity, but also make great contributions to the Sino-Thailand friendship. Hopefully, two sides will conduct in-depth communications and cooperation in more sectors to achieve mutual trust and win-win situation.