From March 4 to7, a delegation led by Consul General Martin Fleischer was in Fujian. They visited Fujian Benz Automotive Co., Ltd, Fujian Preschool Education College, Fuzhou University, Quanzhou University of Information Engineering, and Quanzhou Maritime Museum, learned about the exchanges and cooperation between Fujian and Germany in industries, culture and education, and got a feel of the distinctive history and culture of Fujian.
On the afternoon of March 4, Vice Governor Guo Ningning met with the delegation. She said that recent years have witnessed great progress in bilateral cooperation in areas including economy and trade, science and technology, culture, education and environmental protection. She hoped that under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, the two sides can leverage respective strengths and enhance win-win cooperation in new energy vehicles, chemical engineering, new materials, high-end equipment, smart manufacturing and other industries. She welcomed closer cooperation among institutions of higher education and vocational education, and efforts to promote tourism projects match-making and the opening of direct flights. She called on both sides to hold activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of sister-province relations between Fujian and Rheinland-Pfalz, and continue to deepen the sister relationship through more exchanges and communication between the governments and the private sectors in the fields of business, people-to-people and cultural ties.
Impressed by Fujian’s rapid development in recent years, Fleischer said that the Consulate General will give full support to deepening the communication and cooperation with Fujian in economy and trade. They will promote high-level visit, communication and exchanges between sister cities, and provide assistance to Fujian citizens for doing business and traveling in Germany.