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Guiyang, Thailand's Chaiyaphum deepen exchanges via video link

Updated: July 25, 2022

Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, and Chaiyaphum Province in Thailand held an online exchange and cooperation video conference on July 22 to discuss cooperation between the two places and the establishment of sister city relations.

The conference was presided over by Liu Xue, director of the Guiyang Foreign Affairs Office.


Guiyang and Chaiyaphum in Thailand hold an online exchange and cooperation video conference on July 22. [Photo/WeChat account of Guiyang Foreign Affairs Office]

Attendees included Jiang Hong, member of the leading Party members group of the Guiyang Foreign Affairs Office and full-time vice president of the Guizhou Provincial Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Lin Ping, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Guiyang Municipal Committee and vice-mayor of Guiyang, and Lu Zhenyi (Chinese name), president of Chaiyaphum.

Jiang said that Guizhou attaches heavy importance to cooperation with Thailand. In recent years, Guizhou has developed vocational education and has increasingly cooperated with ASEAN countries in the field of education.

Lin Ping thanked all who have made efforts to promote cooperation between Guiyang and Thailand's Chaiyaphum and to promote the establishment of sister city relations, as well as briefly talked about the development of Guiyang.

Guiyang is a modern city with strong transportation infrastructure, rich resources and a beautiful environment. It has embarked on a high-quality development path focused on sustainability and preserving the environment, Lin added.

Lin stressed that the two sides should take the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as an opportunity to deepen cooperation in trade and education.

It is hoped that in-depth discussions between Chaiyaphum Rajabhat University, Guizhou Vocational College of Agriculture and Guiyang Nursing Vocational College will be carried out to strengthen cooperation in medical nursing and agricultural cultivation, Lin added.

Lu Zhenyi said that Chaiyaphum cherishes its cooperation with Guiyang and will work to strengthen relations between the two places.

The two sides have reached a consensus on establishing sister city relations and agreed to sign a letter of intent to become sister cities on a scheduled date.