Pei Jinjia, Party chief of Xiamen, meets with Stanley Loh, Singapore's ambassador to China, on Aug 17 and exchanges ideas on bilateral cooperation. [Photo/ fo.xm.gov.cn]
Stanley Loh, Singapore's ambassador to China, led a delegation to visit Xiamen from Aug 17 to 18, in order to deepen the overall cooperation between Singapore and the city from Fujian province.
This is the fifth time that Loh has visited the city since he took the post in 2012.
Pei Jinjia, Party chief of Xiamen, met with the delegation on Aug 17.
Pei briefed them on the economic and social achievements Xiamen has made since China's reform and opening-up, and expressed confidence in the promising future of the bilateral cooperation.
Loh expressed his admiration for Xiamen's great achievements and regarded this year as a strategic period of sound opportunities for cooperation, as the year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up.
Both sides extended their hopes to implement the consensus made between the two state leaders in enhancing cooperation in multiple areas such as trade & finance, culture exchanges and personnel training, to realize mutual benefits and contribute to the Belt and Road Initiative.
During the visit, Loh attended the opening ceremony of the new building for the Bank of Overseas Chinese, as well as a reception for the 53rd National Day of Singapore.
He also visited the Graduate Institute for Taiwan Studies of Xiamen University, and the local company San'an Optoelectronics Co.
Stanley Loh attends the opening ceremony of the new building for the Bank of Overseas Chinese during his visit to Xiamen. [Photo/ fo.xm.gov.cn]
A delegation from Sasebo, Japan visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Jan 15 to 18 to explore the operation of cultural institutions in the city.
A delegation from Malaysia headed by Yeoh Soon Hin, executive councillor of Penang State, visited Xiamen, Fujian province from Jan 5 to 8.