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On June 14 Xian Hui, Governor of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, met with John Leggett, Mayor of Marlborough, New Zealand, and his delegation. This was John Leggetts second visit to Ningxia and the first visit was in September last year when he came to sign the agreement to establish international sister city relations.

Xian Hui extended warm welcome to the delegation and appreciated Marlboroughs efforts to cooperate with Ningxia. She wished the two sides could maintain close contact, so as to expand and deepen pragmatic cooperation in higher education and grape and wine industry. John Leggett congratulated Ningxia on its achievements in the grape and wine industry over the past five years, which would take New Zealand ten to fifteen years to obtain. He suggested strengthening personnel training in grape and wine industry, thus providing intellectual support for the two sides cooperation and development in this industry. He also wished to deepen and expand the cooperation between Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and Ningxia University and Ningxia Normal University. During the visit the delegation held talks with local officials from the grape and wine industry and education sector and visited the Yuge Winery, jointly founded by China and New Zealand.

Since the establishment of friendly relations between Ningxia and Marlborough, in particular the sister city relations, the two sides witnessed closer contact and rapid development and tangible results in the cooperation in grape and wine industry and higher education, becoming a successful example of international sister cities. Ningxia Foreign Affairs Offices selected Ningxia and Marlborough to pilot sister city relations and will draw on the practices and experiences in the development of other sister city relations, with a view to giving full play to the model of sister city +, promoting exchanges and project cooperation, and serving Chinas overall diplomacy and Ningxias economic and social development better.

  

Xian Hui, Governor of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, meets with John Leggett, Mayor of Marlborough, New Zealand.



 
 
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