Vlora-Yangzhou Twinning Project Underway
Albanian Daily News
Published October 17, 2016

A delegation from Yangzhou City (China), headed by Chairman of the Political Consultative Conference of the city, Mr. Hong Jinhua, paid an official visit to the city of Vlora, the mayor of Vlora Dritan Leli informed on Saturday.

During the meeting with Chinese delegation, Vlora mayor Leli said that he briefed them on the resources of the municipality, offering great opportunities for mutual cooperation.

"Almost a year after the twinning between the two cities, the cooperation projects are entering a crucial stage, where the common desire and commitment is quite visible," Vlora Mayor said.

According to him, the current cooperation between Vlora-Yangzhou is based on the old friendship between the two countries, therefore the representatives of the Chinese delegation shared the view that this friendship will be translated and adapted to new conditions, to transform it into projects and investments, for which partners Chinese are very interested.

"Every step taken so far, the seriousness of the negotiations, the sensitivity of communication, high political sensitivity are great guarantee that we keep walking, as Albanians and the Chinese have been able to walk for years," Leli further said.

In this context, he presented the opportunities offered by the city of Vlora, focusing on some aspects of positive effects created by the new Administrative Territorial reform.

The visit of the delegation from the city of Yangzhou (China) comes a year after the signing of the twinning agreement between the two cities. During this period, there have been several bilateral meetings and visits, during which the two sides have discussed in detail projects of common interest.

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