Duis­burg mayor vis­its Wuhan

Changjiang Weekly - - TOP NEWS - By Wang Wen­han

.. 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.

Photo by Wang Wen­han

..Soren Link vis­its Wuhan Asia-Europe Lo­gis­tics Co., Ltd.

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