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The Delegation of the Preparatory Committee of the 20th Teochew International Convention Visited Shantou
Date:2018-10-16    Source:Shantou Daily

On the afternoon of October 15, Fang Lixu, Secretary of the CPC Shantou Municipal Committee, met the delegation of the Preparatory Committee of the 20th Teochew International Convention led by Zhang Yikun, Chairman of Teochew International Convention and the Federation of New Zealand Chiu Chow Community Organizations, and had in-depth exchanges with them on deepening cooperation for common development.Gary Tong, Mayor of Great South Island City in New Zealand, and Emma Hodder, Deputy Consul-General of New Zealand to Guangzhou, attended the meeting.

Fang Lixu hoped that the folks of Chaozhou origin in New Zealand would give full play to their role in fostering bridges of communication and bonds of friendship, gather strength of Chaozhou people at home and abroad,  deepen cooperation between Shantou and New Zealand in marine organisms and seafood development, and promote the development of the marine tourism industry. Shantou will make every effort to improve work related to overseas Chinese affairs in the new era, and strive to create a favorable environment for overseas Chinese to visit relatives and friends, enjoy sightseeing tours, and invest in Shantou.

Zhang Yikun introduced the progress of the preparation for the 20th Teochew International Convention, and said that the folks of Chaozhou origin in New Zealand were enthusiastic for the development potential of Shantou and they would vigorously publicize Shantou, promote more investors to visit Shantou for exchanges and cooperation, and contribute to the re-creation of great glories of Shantou Special Zone.

On behalf of Shantou Municipal Government, Vice Mayor Lin Yimin signed the Memorandum on Strengthening Friendly Exchanges and Cooperation between Shantou City and Great South Island City with Gary Tong, Mayor of Great South Island City in New Zealand. Shantou City will conduct exchanges and cooperation with Great South Island City in the fields of economy and trade, science and technology, education, culture, health, and tourism, etc.

Source:Shatnou Daily, Oct 16, 2018

第二十届国际潮团联谊年会筹委会访问团莅汕

1015日下午,市委书记方利旭会见了由国际潮团总会主席、新西兰潮属总会主席张乙坤率领的第二十届国际潮团联谊年会筹委会访问团一行,就深化合作、共谋发展进行深入交流。新西兰大南岛市市长加里·唐,新西兰驻广州总领馆副总领事何爱梅参加活动。

  方利旭希望新西兰潮籍乡亲充分发挥桥梁纽带作用,汇聚海内外潮人力量,促进汕头与新西兰在海洋生物、海产品开发等方面的合作,推动海洋旅游产业发展。汕头将全力做好新时代侨务工作,努力为海内外华侨华人来汕探亲访友、旅游观光、投资兴业创造良好环境。

  张乙坤介绍了第二十届国际潮团联谊年会筹备等有关情况,并表示,新西兰潮籍乡亲非常看好汕头发展潜力,将大力宣传汕头,带动更多投资者到家乡参观考察、交流合作,为特区再创辉煌贡献力量。
  
  副市长林依民代表市政府与大南岛市市长加里
·唐签署了《汕头市与大南岛市加强友好交流合作备忘录》,汕头将与大南岛市在经贸、科技、教育、文化、卫生和旅游等领域开展交流与合作。

来源:汕头日报2018-10-16

 
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