Penang CM on five-day official visit to China

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow will be in Xiamen, China from today until Saturday to attend the China International Fair for Investment & Trade and participate in the 30th anniversary celebration of the Xiamen-Penang Sister City relationship.

Organised by the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Penang and the Xiamen Municipal office, both events hold immense promise in strengthening the diplomatic, economic and cultural connections between our regions.

According to a statement released by the chief minister's office, Chow will guide a delegation of 21 members, comprising representatives from various sectors.

"The primary focus of this delegation centres on participation in the China International Fair for Investment & Trade, which provides a pivotal platform for international economic cooperation, fostering trade and investment endeavours.

"Simultaneously, this visit bears the essence of commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Xiamen-Penang Sister City relationship, signifying the enduring partnership between our two cities.

"Throughout the visit, the chief minister and the accompanying delegation will engage in high-level dialogues, networking opportunities and cultural exchanges with counterparts hailing from Xiamen and other international participants.

"This presents an opportune moment to showcase Penang's investment prospects, cultural heritage and unwavering commitment to fostering global partnerships," it said.

Expressing gratitude for this esteemed invitation, it said the chief minister looked forward to a fruitful visit that would significantly contribute to Penang's growth and prosperity while further solidifying the bonds between Penang and Xiamen, yielding mutual benefits for both regions.

"During the chief minister's absence on this significant working assignment, the state's administrative affairs will continue to operate seamlessly," it added.

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