OnMarch23, Director General of Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office Cao Saixian held an online meeting with Matt Nichols, Manager of Civic & International Relations of Christchurch, New Zealand. They exchanged the two cities’ latest economic and social development, and shared ideas of promoting and deepening the friendship city relationship between Shenzhen and Christchurch.
Director General Caobriefed on the latest economic and social development of Shenzhen and the updates of promoting the development of the “Two Areas”(Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Pilot Demonstration Area of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics). She also introduced the World Innovative Cities Cooperation Organization initiative and reviewed on the past exchanges and cooperation between both cities since the establishment of friendship city relationship in April 2015. On the occasion of the 50thanniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and New Zealand this year, she hoped to work with Manager Nichols to co-organize meaningful activities and events to promote exchanges and cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, culture, education, ecology and tourism, to deepen friendship and achieve win-win development between the two cities.
Manager Nichols introduced Christchurch’s strategic planof international relations. He hoped to work together with Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office to deepen cooperation, continuously explore the potential of cooperation in various fields between the two cities on the basis of the existing friendly relations, to achieve fruitful results.
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克赖斯特彻奇市（Christchurch）是新西兰南岛第一大城市, 面积1426平方公里，常住人口约36.6万。因为当地为数众多的公园及私人花园，克赖斯特彻奇市享有“花园之城”美誉。Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, covering an area of 1426 km² with a population of about 366,000. As there are many parks and private gardens, Christchurch is known as the Garden City.