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Friendly Relations Established between Dongtou and Weiz
【Fonts: Large Medium Small 【Source: 温州市 【Date: 2017.08.21】

On August 17, a ceremony was held in Wenzhou’s Dongtou District for signing a Letter of Intent on establishing a friendly exchange relations between the District and Weiz City,Austria. Both sides agreed to conduct various forms of exchanges and cooperation in sci-tech, culture, and education in the future to promote common prosperity and development.


Among the participants of the signing ceremony are Ruediger Taus, Mayor of Weiz District of the Republic of Austria; Erwin Eggenreich,Mayor of  Weiz City, Chen Wanjie, Deputy Director of the Foreign Trade Committee of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, President (representing the foreign side) of Graz University Confucius Institute, and also Chairman of the Xinubaile Group;Wang Jiaohu, Secretary of the CPC Dongtou District Committee; Lin Xia, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Dongtou District Committee, and Mayor of the district; Liu Suting, member of the Standing Committee, and Director of the United Front Work Department of the District Committee; Ye Jinli, Deputy Mayor of Dongtou District.


At the signing ceremony, Lin Xia, on behalf of the Dongtou District Party Committee and government, extended her welcome to the visiting guests, and shared with them the information on Dongtou’s economic and social development. In the talks with the guests, Wang Jiaohu said that between the two sides, despite discrepancies in geographical location, customs, and natural resources, there are strong agreement and complementarities in many fields, and thus bright prospects in cooperation and exchanges. It is hoped that the two sides could carry out wide exchanges under the framework of the Letter of Intent to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results.


Mayor Erwin Eggenreich said that the members of the visiting delegation come from wide fields of scientific research, higher education, eldercare and health care, etc. Jointly with the Dongtou side, they will try best to seek the priorities for wholehearted cooperation in cultural exchanges, tourism development, technical innovation, and so on, and both sides will learn from each other in these aspects so as to vigorously advance common economic and social development.


As the heart of the Europe,Austriaboasts the fascinating scenery of the Alps and the Danube River as well as world-famous music, and Weiz City also owns its unique artistic taste, including old castles, and abundant products. All this has attracted a large number of tourists. And Dongtou, as one ofChina's 14 island counties (districts), is not unmatchable to Weiz. Dongtou has long been reputed as "a county with hundreds of islets", and "a pearl on the coastline of the East China Sea". If Wenzhou City is likened to a residence, Dongtou is its beautiful garden or cosy lounge for relaxation. Although Weiz and Dongtou lie in different geographical environments with the former being a hilly city and latter an island, the two places are harmonious in industry developing orientation. The signed Letter of Intent will raise the curtain for deepening exchanges and cooperation between the two places.   


Before the signing ceremony, the guests visited some of Dongtou’s garden-like villages, home stays,and the scenic spots, such as Sea-viewing Pavilion, Half-screen Mountain,and Middle Putuo Temple. In addition, they exchanged tea culture with locals. The guests’ visit was accompanied by officials from the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Dongtou District People’s Government. 


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