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Xiamen, Wellington to enhance collaboration in more sectors

(en.fao.xm.gov.cn) Updated:2023-09-21


A delegation from Wellington, New Zealand and government officials in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province take a group photo during the delegation's visit to the coastal city. [Photo/Xiamen Daily]

Huang Wenhui, mayor of Xiamen in East China's Fujian province, welcomed the visiting Tory Whanau, mayor of Wellington, New Zealand and her delegation on Sept 19. 

Huang expressed his pleasure at Whanau choosing Xiamen as the first stop on her visit to China and briefly introduced the city's economic and social development.

"This is my first time visiting China, and Xiamen, a beautiful and vibrant city, has left a deep impression on me. I hope that this visit will serve as an opportunity to strengthen mutual learning and broaden the scope of cooperation, strengthen the friendship between the two cities, and more greatly benefit the people of both places," Whanau said.

After the meeting, Huang and Whanau, representing the municipal governments of Xiamen and Wellington, signed a memorandum of understanding on enhancing friendship and cooperation between Wellington and Xiamen, reaching a consensus in areas such as industrial development, film cooperation, educational exchanges, urban management, and port cooperation.

The Wellington Film Night in Xiamen event was held at Xiamen University, during which the School of Film at Xiamen University signed a collaboration agreement with the School of Film at Massey University. Meanwhile, the New Zealand film Red, White, and Brass (2023) made its Chinese premiere.

In an interview, Whanau stated: "We will step up cooperation with Xiamen in the film and television industry and are actively promoting joint film production between the two cities. We will support the Golden Rooster Award event in strengthening the collaboration between the two cities in the film industry."


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