Chen Jiadong (right), chairman of the standing committee of Xiamen Municipal People's Congress, meets Surachai Liengboonlertchai (left), first vice president of Thailand's National Legislative Assembly on July 2. [Photo/fo.xm.gov.cn]
The vice president of Thailand's National Legislative Assembly Surachai Liengboonlertchai led a delegation of 18 members to visit Xiamen from July 1 to 5, to discuss cooperation opportunities in a variety of fields.
Chen Jiadong, chairman of the standing committee of Xiamen Municipal People's Congress, met with the Thai delegation on July 2.
Chen briefed them on the workings of the People's Congress in China and the standing committee of the city's People's Congress.
He said that both Xiamen and Thailand boast a prosperous tourism industry and thus, there are many opportunities for them to cooperate in this field.
He also confirmed that Xiamen will continue deepening its exchanges with Thailand.
Surachai Liengboonlertchai said that Xiamen is a beautiful city and shares many similarities with Thailand.
Liengboonlertchai hopes more exchanges involving various fields between Xiamen and Thailand will be conducted in the future.
The Thai delegation also attended Huaqiao University's graduation ceremony for the 13th Foreign Government Officials' Chinese Class on July 4.
Huaqiao University, located in Xiamen, has organized the Chinese class for foreign government officials for 14 years and trained 845 officials from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Laos, Angola and Surinam.
An exhibition to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up was held in Kaunas, Xiamen's sister city in Lithuania, on June 26 as a Xiamen delegation visited the European country.
A delegation of 12 journalists from Burma visited Xiamen, Fujian province, from June 26 to 28 at the invitation of the Chinese consulate-general in Mandalay, Burma's second largest city.