|Consul General Meets with Manchester Council Leader|
Consul General Dr. Sun Dali met with Sir Richard Leese, Manchester council leader, deputy leader Councillor Sue Murphy, chief executive Ms. Joanne Roney at his residence on May 9th, 2017, accompanied
by Deputy Consul General Lai Bo and Consul Lyu Xiaomei.
Dr. Sun expressed appreciation of Manchester's active efforts in expanding links with China, especially in continuously intensifying friendly relationship with Wuhan. He briefed the guests on the upcoming Belt
and Road Forum for International Cooperation and pledged concerted efforts promoting mutually beneficial cooperation between Manchester and China in the 45th anniversary of China UK ambassadorial
diplomatic relationship and the consolidating year of the Golden Era of bilateral relations.
Sir Richard happily reflected on his past trips to China and what Manchester's sister relationship with Wuhan had achieved over 31 years. He took pride in the growing number of Chinese investment, Chinese
tourists and students coming to Manchester.
They also exchanged views on the recent Metro Mayor election and dovetailing of UK-China sub-national development strategies.