On October 26, Ms. Cao Saixian, Director General of Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office met with Ms. Kijima Yoshiko, the Consul General of Japan in Guangzhou and her delegation.
Ms. Cao expressed welcome to the Consul General Kijima Yoshiko and congratulated her on her new appointment as the Consul General of Japan in Guangzhou. She introduced that Shenzhen is an open and inclusive, young and energetic, green and habitable city, and has close exchanges and cooperation with Japan in the fields of economic and trade cooperation, friendship city exchanges, culture and tourism, and youth communication. Japan is one of the earliest countries that started investment in Shenzhen. Foreign-invested enterprises, including Japanese-funded ones, have contributed to Shenzhen’s reform and opening-up as well as economic development. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the exchange of notes and entry into effect of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship Between China and Japan. We hope both sides will take the opportunity to further deepen practical cooperation in various fields, and make positive contributions to the bilateral relationship that answers the call of the new era.
Consul General Kijima Yoshiko said that 45 years ago, the leaders of Japan and China signed the Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and China, which has greatly safeguarded and developed the peaceful and friendly relations between the two countries. Shenzhen is the frontier of China’s reform and opening up. Many Japanese enterprises have invested in Shenzhen and enjoyed the dividends of China’s reform and opening up. She hopes to further consolidate the friendship foundation and deepen practical cooperation between Japan and Shenzhen.
Mr. Gu Ting, vice chairman of Shenzhen People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, attended the meeting.