Lucia Pasqualini, Italian Consul General in Guangzhou, paid a visit to Fuzhou and Xiamen between February 26 and 27.
On the morning of February 27, Pasqualini was welcomed by Vice Governor Guo Ningning, who gave her an update on Fujian’s latest economic and social development. Guo set out that recent years have seen increasing exchanges and cooperation in various areas between Fujian and Italy. She called on both sides to expand trade and economic cooperation by establishing platforms for trade, exhibition, logistics and cross-border e-commerce, and encouraged competitive companies from both sides to engage in business talks and explore win-win cooperation in areas such as smart manufacturing, automobile and auto parts and components, textile, garments, and fashion design.
She welcomed interactions and collaboration between education institutions, in particular, on the training of language, arts and football, and cooperation on tourism, such as route planning and tourism products promotion. She called for stronger sister-province relationships between Fujian and Naples, and between Fujian and Lazio, and more mutual visits between government officials, business communities, artist, and young people.
Pasqualini saw eye to eye with Vice Governor Guo, and pledged to enhance bilateral practical cooperation in culture, education, science and technology, trade, investment and other sector by tapping into the sister province relationship.
During her stay in Fujian, Pasqualini also met with Luo Guansheng, Associate Counselor of Fujian Foreign Affairs Office. The two sides reached understanding on sending media delegations and celebrating the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death, so as to deepen mutual understanding and explore cooperation opportunities between businesses and universities.