Intent to forge ties
A co-operative partnership between the City of Greater Geraldton and Linfen City in China will open up “big and exciting opportunities” for the Mid West, according to Mayor Shane Van Styn.
Mr Van Styn and the Mayor of Linfen City, Liu Yuqiang, signed a letter of intent during a delegation trip to China last week.
The letter promotes cross-border co-operation between the cities through a collaborative approach to areas such as trade, tourism, mineral development and education.
Mr Van Styn said it was a historic moment for Geraldton’s future.
“The letter of intent solidifies Linfen City’s commitment to doing business with Geraldton, and we know it means growth for our city and region,” he said. “We’re already seeing promising opportunities born from our collaboration with China, including the prospects in mining, successful education exchange programs and opportunities for freight trade.”
During the 11-day mission to China, Mr Van Styn and City representatives visited Zhanjiang, Zhoushan and Linfen, the City’s strategic partner.
The trip also coincided with the Tourism Development Conference of Shanxi Province, to which the City was invited to.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn and Linfen City Mayor Liu Yuqiang signed a letter of intent which promotes cross-border co-operation between both cities.