A meeting between East China’s Anhui province and consulates of ASEAN countries in Shanghai was held in Hefei, capital of the province, on Wednesday, attracting some 130 participants from the consulates, ASEAN enterprises and the province’s political and business circles.
The two sides had face-to-face negotiations on cooperation in trade, tourism, investment and culture.
Hew Tse Hou, Consul-General of Malaysia in Shanghai said China has been Malaysia’s biggest trade partner for 11 consecutive years, and Malaysia encourages investors, including those from China, to invest in manufacturing and service industries, and also hopes to lure high-tech, high value-added, knowledge- and capital-intensive investments.
The dialogue will help promote the bilateral trade between Anhui and ASEAN countries, enhance the understanding between Anhui’s enterprises and those in ASEAN countries, and give them the opportunity to exchange and share experience, Aleiweilai Soujialun, Deputy Consul-General of Consulate General of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in Shanghai said.
At the meeting, Anhui signed letters of intent with some ASEAN provinces and cities, intending to establish friendship. Memorandums of cooperation were also signed.
The eastern Chinese province has carried out exchanges and cooperation with ASEAN countries in many fields in recent years.