On July 3, a delegation of European diplomats made a friendly visit to Tai’an, Shandong province.
The delegation went to Feicheng county of Tai’an to experience Chinese villages and to visit Mount Taishan and Dai Temple.
"Tai’an is a wonderful and vigorous city, which has deeply impressed us and has helped provide us with a deep understanding of Chinese traditional culture and national conditions. May Tai’an a thriving future,” said the delegates with great admiration after their visit to the city.
"We are making a multi-directional opening to the outside world, especially developing an active economic and trade cooperation with members within the European Union. We hope to deepen our friendly ties and cooperation with countries and cities of the European Union,” said Li Hongfeng, Mayor of Tai’an.
Sponsored by the Foreign Ministry of China and firstly organized in 2005, the European diplomat seminar, whose members are all from foreign ministries of EU countries and foreign institute of European Union, is the training and exchange project set for the developed area of the country.
Tai’an, Shandong province is a famous tourist and historical cultural city with abundant mineral resources, convenient transportation and economic development advantages. As a cradle of Chinese civilization, Mount Taishan is the first to enter World Natural and Cultural Heritage list in China and is also the world’s geological park.
By Wang Qian and Liu Dongxian (China Daily Shandong Bureau)
Editor: Li Jing