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Jiang Chaoliang meets with Norwegian Ambassador to China Signe Brudeset

Source: hubei.gov.cn 09/11/2019 10:09:20
On September 10, Jiang Chaoliang, secretary of CPC Hubei Provincial Committee met with Norwegian Ambassador to China Signe Brudeset in Wuhan, capital city of central China’s Hubei Province.
 
Jiang welcomed Ms. Ambassador and her colleagues. Then he pointed out China-Norway friendly relations have a long history. In October last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Norwegian King Harald V in Beijing, and they agreed to inject new impetus into the development of bilateral relations, and write a new chapter of the traditional friendship between the two nations.
 
He introduced Hubei’s good performance in economic and social development, citing the abundant scientific and technological resources, solid industry foundation, four national bases for memory chip, commercial aerospace, new energy and intelligent connected vehicle, network security personnel and innovation.
 
In recent years, Hubei has seen close sisiter-province/county relationship with Norway, and expanding economic and trade cooperation. Salmon, drinking water and other commodities shipped from Norway are very popular in local market. The province plays as an important node in building Yangtze River Economic Belt and an strategic fulcrum for the rise of the central China. We will further broaden opening up, continuously optimize the business environment, and thoroughly implement the Foreign Investment Law, strengthen the protection of intellectual property rights, encourage Hubei enterprises to start business in Norway, so as to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, he added.
 
Jiang also expressed his willingness to propel more Norwegian companies to Hubei to carry out cooperation in economy, trade, science and technology and other fields.
 
Ms. Ambassador thanked Hubei side for warm reception. She said that the attention Hubei paid on transportation infrastructure construction, education and the development of emerging industries, provides a solid foundation and strong driving force for the long-term development for the province’s future. She was deeply impressed by the economic and social development and urban construction of Hubei Province and Wuhan City.
 
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Norway and China. The friendly relations between the two nations are facing new development opportunities. Norway is destined to support free trade and will work to promote free trade negotiations and reforms under the WTO framework, so as to better benefit the enterprises and people of both countries, she stated. (hubei.gov.cn by Ruan Xinqi)