Li Xiaoping, director of the Foreign Affairs Office in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, met with Ishizuka Hideki, consul general of Japan in Guangzhou, on Jan 11 in Xiamen.
Li briefed Hideki on the city's industrial development, business environment, and cooperation with Japan.
He said he hopes to work with the consulate-general to promote cooperation between Xiamen and Japan in healthcare, culture, tourism, and exchanges between teenagers from the two places.
He also invited Hideki to attend a reception for Japanese-funded companies in Xiamen, which is set to be held in March this year.
Hideki praised Xiamen's achievements over the past few years and thanked the local government for its strong support for local Japanese companies.
He promised to advance cooperation and exchanges with Xiamen in various fields and said he looked forward to visiting the city in March.
The consul general was also invited to attend activities organized by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Xiamen.
Li Xiaoping (right), director of the Foreign Affairs Office in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, offers a painting of Xiamen as a gift to Ishizuka Hideki, consul general of Japan in Guangzhou. [Photo/fao.xm.gov.cn]
Hector Aleman, secretary of International Relations of PRD in Panama, led a delegation of senior officials to visit Xiamen from Dec 18 to 19.
The annual conference for deputy ministers of finance and vice-presidents of central banks from ASEAN countries, China, Japan and South Korea was held in Xiamen from Dec 12 to 13.