Duisburg mayor visits Wuhan
.. Soren Link, mayor of Duisburg, Germany, and his delegation visited Wuhan and attended the Wuhan-Duisburg Enterprise Communication Symposium on September 5. Representatives from 10 enterprises in Wuhan exchanged views with relevant departments and enterprises of Duisburg on investment, project implementation and other issues.
On September 6, the delegation went to Wuhan Asia-Europe Logistics Co., Ltd. and visited the Belt and Road direct-sale store where German beer, sparkling water and bread are displayed.
Wuhan and Duisburg established a sister-city relationship on October 8, 1982. Over the past 36 years, the two cities have carried out all-around exchanges and cooperation in certain fields, including economy and trade, science and technology, culture, education, health, sports and talent exchanges.
Wuhan Asia-Europe Logistics Co., Ltd. launched the first two-way round-trip China-Europe Railway Express from Wuhan to Duisburg in April 2015. In that same year, Duisburg and the German Federal Railway Administration named a passenger train running in Ruhr District "Wuhan, China."
Mayor Link remarked that he would further increase the logistics for commodities between the two cities, and hoped that tea, wine, lotus root, machinery and equipment would be shipped from Wuhan to Duisburg so that Duisburg citizens can also taste hot-and-dry noodles and Zhouheiya's duck products.
Wuhan New Port Construction Investment and Development Group signed a memorandum of cooperation with Duisburg Port Group. The two parties would rely on the China (Wuhan)-Europe Railway Express to expand cooperation in fields such as multimodal transport, dock construction and logistics warehousing.
..Soren Link visits Wuhan Asia-Europe Logistics Co., Ltd.