John McCallum, Canadian ambassador to China, starts his Xiamen visit on May 7. [Photo/xmfo.gov.cn]
John McCallum, Canadian ambassador to China, together with Rachael Bedlington, Consul General of Canada in Guangzhou, started his first visit to Xiamen on May 7, seeking further cooperation with the coastal city.
Yao Jianhong, deputy director of the city's Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, met with the delegation to discuss the further exchanges between the sister cities and the two governments.
The Canadian ambassador hoped to take the advantage of the China-Canada Tourism Year 2018, an activity to strengthen the two countries' cooperation in tourism and investments, to facilitate the application for visas for residents in both places.
McCallum also visited the city's leading enterprises, including Xiamen Air, Yinxiang food company and King Long, a public vehicle manufacturing enterprises, to explore further cooperation with Xiamen in aviation maintenance, tourism, and food import and export.
A delegation of 10 journalists from mainstream media in Indonesia's Bali island visited Xiamen from May 2 to 4 to promote cultural and educational exchanges between China and Indonesia.
A delegation consisting of members of the Kuching Fujian Guild in Fujian province's sister province Sarawak, Malaysia recently visited Xiamen, Fujian province.