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Yang Xiong Meets New Ambassador of Denmark to China
09.29.2015
    On September 21, Yang Xiong, mayor of Shanghai, met with H.E. Carsten Damsgaard, the new Danish ambassador to China, and his party.
     
    Mayor Yang Xiong said that China and Denmark have maintained sound relations for a long time, and after becoming sister city/region, Shanghai and Central Jutland Region of Denmark have carried out cooperation and exchange in multiple areas and achieved marked results. As a symbol of China’s further deepening reform and expanding opening up, China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, since its establishment in September 2013, has focused efforts on institutional innovation further facilitating investment and trade and promoting financial reform and opening up. The building of the FTZ and Shanghai International Financial Center has particularly driven that of functional platforms, including one for bulk commodity trading, and accelerated the internationalization of the renminbi and the investment overseas by Chinese enterprises. We welcome more Danish companies to the FTZ and achieve growth with us together. Shanghai is also striving for an international scientific & technological innovation center with a global reach, which provides broader prospects for cooperation between Shanghai and Denmark. He looked forward to increasing cooperation between the two sides in the scientific & technological, educational and medical areas and still more achievements.
     
    Ambassador Carsten Damsgaard said this year marks the 65th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic ties between Denmark and China and the all-round cooperation and exchange between the two countries have shown good momentum of development. Shanghai is a city full of vigor and vitality and with a magnificent blueprint for development. There are many opportunities for cooperation between Denmark and Shanghai and many Danish businesses have already come to the FTZ in Shanghai. He expected that the two sides will strengthen cooperation in food safety, medical & health and sewage treatment and better meet common challenges.
     
    Nicolai Prytz, consul general of Denmark in Shanghai, was present at the meeting.