Li Jinbin, secretary of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee, cordially met with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to China Jang Ha-sung in Hefei on the afternoon of September 11. Guo Qiang, member of the Standing Committee and secretary-general of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee, and Zhang Xi, vice governor of Anhui Province, were present at the meeting.
On behalf of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee and Anhui Provincial People's Government, Li Jinbin extended his welcome to the ambassador and his delegation for their participation in the WMC Jianghuai Online Economic Forum. He also expressed his gratitude to the embassy for its active promotion of the exchanges and cooperation between Anhui and the Republic of Korea.
He said that Anhui and the Republic of Korea have frequent friendly exchanges and close economic and trade cooperation. In particular, in the face of the sudden spread of the novel coronavirus this year, the two sides show sympathy and provide medical supplies to each other, demonstrating the friendly friendship featured by mutual help and joint fight against the disaster.
The economic forum is an embodiment of the action implementing the guiding principle of the speech made by General Secretary Xi Jinping during his inspection tour to Anhui. It is also an exchange platform for win-win cooperation and for promoting the quality development of the global manufacturing industry, the Party secretary said.
Li commented that the Republic of Korea is a big manufacturing country with obvious advantages in automobile, electronics, and semiconductor sectors.
He asked the ambassador to learn more about Anhui and promote Anhui, so as to provide more links and broaden the bridge for exchanges and cooperation between the two sides, especially for the development of advanced manufacturing industry.
The Party secretary also told the visiting diplomats that Anhui will continue to adhere to the reform and opening-up, persist in high-quality development, and constantly deepen practical cooperation with the Republic of Korea, especially in the fields of manufacturing, agriculture, culture, tourism, science, education, so as to better benefit the people of the two sides in a win-win situation.
In response, Jang Ha-sung congratulated Anhui on its great achievements in the economic and social development.
He said that Anhui is uniquely attractive and the cooperation between his country and Anhui has broad prospects. He promised that his embassy will continue to play the role of a bridge and make positive contributions to consolidating and promoting friendly exchanges and cooperation between the two sides.