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President Li Xiaolin Meets with Mayor of Lyon, France

Time:2018-05-04Editor:Wu YunaResource:Department of European and Asian AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

Mme. Li Xiaolin, President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), met with Mr. Gorges KEPENEKIAN, Mayor of Lyon, France, on May 4th, 2018.

Gorges KEPENEKIAN said that Lyon keeps a special friendly relationship with China. Lyon is the first city to have opened Chinese language department in France. China-France University in Lyon had trained leaders in the fields of culture, art, education and etc.during the period of New China. Wuhan-EU Railway Express between Wuhan and Lyon is the first China Railway Express which sets France as the destination. Moreover, the exchanges of the friendly cities between Lyon and Guangzhou had achieved great results. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the friendly relations of the two cities, therefore, the two cities will hold grand activities to celebrate. Lyon is located on the route of ancient silk road, and will actively take part in the Belt and Road Initiatives.

President Li Xiaolin thanked Mayor Gorges KEPENEKIAN for reviewing the traditional friendship between Lyon and China, and giving support in the Belt and Road Initiatives. She said that CPAFFC would continue to give support and promote the local cooperation between China and France as before, and hope Lyon to actively participate in the local pragmatic cooperation between China and France.
   

 

 

photographed by Wu Yuna    

 

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