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EU-China Tourism Year wraps up in Xi'an

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Updated: 2018-11-20

The closing ceremony of the EU-China Tourism Year was held in Xi'an on Nov 17, attracting more than 300 people including ambassadors and other diplomatic envoys from the European Union, Spain, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as representatives of Chinese and EU tourism enterprises and media. 

EU-China Tourism Year wraps up in Xi'an

The three-dimensional light show at the closing ceremony of the EU-China Tourism Year. [Photo by Hou Yu/chinanews.com]

China is willing to take the tourism year as an opportunity to deepen cooperation with the EU and member states in the field of tourism and to contribute to the development of China-EU relations, said Yu Qun, a member of the leadership of China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism, said.

Zhao Gang, vice-governor of Shaanxi province, said the closing ceremony of the EU-China Tourism Year provided an opportunity for the EU and the world to understand Shaanxi and promote cooperation.

EU-China Tourism Year wraps up in Xi'an

The European youth orchestra performs at the closing ceremony of EU-China Tourism Year. [Photo by Hou Yu/chinanews.com]

Shaanxi will continue to promote exchanges and cooperation with EU countries in the field of tourism under the guidance of the Belt and Road Initiative, he added.

Lowri Evans, director-general for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs of the EU, spoke highly of the fruitful results of the tourism year and thanked China for its contribution to its success. The EU will continue to work with China to continuously push EU-China relations to a new level.

EU-China Tourism Year wraps up in Xi'an

A foreign guest takes photos with a performer at the closing ceremony of the EU-China Tourism Year. [Photo by Hou Yu/chinanews.com]

The EU-China Tourism Year kicked off on Jan 19, 2018 in Venice, Italy. Over the past year, China and the EU have held more than 100 varied and content-rich publicity and promotional activities under the framework of the tourism year, which have received wide attention from all walks of life in China and the EU.

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