Yesterday, Mayor Xiao Shengfeng met Mohamed Assim, the foreign minister of Maldives, and his delegation in Bangchui Island Hotel. In a cordial and friendly atmosphere, the two sides exchanged opinions in deepening friendship, improving communications, and expanding cooperation in more areas. Lu Lin, the member of municipal standing committee and vice mayor, and Luo Dongsheng, the secretary general of municipal government and Mohamed Purcell, the ambassador of Maldives were present at the meeting.
Xiao Shengfeng welcomed Mohamed and his delegation and gave a comprehensive introduction to the economic and social development in Dalian. He said, as one of the most important ports in the north of China and the city of industry, trade, finance and tourism, Dalian is speeding up its construction of the international shipping center, the international logistics center, the international trade center, the regional financial center and advanced manufacturing industry gathering area in Northeast Asia, building into a modern international city. He hoped Mohamed and his delegation can enhance the mutual friendship and understanding, and promote the exchanges and cooperation in shipping, shipbuilding, tourism, education, fisheries production and major infrastructure construction during their visit in Dalian. When hearing Mohamed will give a special speech in Dalian Medical University and met the students from Maldives, Xiao Shengfeng said, we welcome more young people from Maldives to study in the universities in Dalian and municipal government and relevant departments will provide more convenience to their study and lives.