In order to further promote exchanges and cooperation between Huaibei and its international friendly cities and regions under the situation of regular epidemic prevention and control, Qin Weiguo, mayor of Huaibei Municipal People's government, sent online New Year greetings in different languages via video on behalf of Huaibei Municipal People's Government and 2.27-million Huaibei people to 14 international friendship cities, friendly exchange cities and the regions the city has friendly exchanges, including Pocheon in Korea. In his recorded speech, he expressed his wish to help each other to tide over the difficulties and promote the friendly relations to a higher level.
The mayor pointed out in his speech that 2020 was a very unusual year for the city, the sudden break of the novel coronavirus pneumonia brought serious impact to the economic development of Huaibei.
In the face of COVID-19, Huaibei persisted in putting people and people's life first, the government fully mobilized all forces of the city and spared no effort to quickly complete the task transformation from epidemic prevention and control to work and production resumption. As a result, the city has successfully achieved positive economic growth, and will complete the construction of a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way in step with the whole province and the whole country.
In facing the challenge that the pandemic continues to worsen in the world, Huaibei hopes that all parties with care for and support each other. The city looks forward to jointly promoting exchanges and cooperation in all fields so as to create a new chapter of win-win development after completely overcoming the pandemic.