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Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Yunnan Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (Yunnan Youxie)

On 15 May 2017 in Wellington Luke Qin JP, NZCFS National Vice President and Wellington Branch President, on behalf of NZCFS signed the MoU with Ms Zhou Hong, President of Yunnan Youxie.  Youxie’s delegation included Ms Zhou, Mr. Peng Shaoyun from Yunnan Foreign Affairs Office, and Mr. Mu Liduo, Director of Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, Nujiang Prefecture.

The purpose of the MoU is to promote mutual understanding and friendship and establish friendly exchanges.

At the meeting, both parties agreed to start friendly exchanges and cooperation in various forms in the fields of agriculture, technology, commerce, indigenous culture, youth development, education, tourism and sister-cities.

Hiromi Morris, President of Sister Cities New Zealand, was also present at the MOU signing.  Kunming city mayor was invited to attend the second New Zealand – China Mayoral Forum to further the relationship between Kunming and New Plymouth.


Wellington Branch Vice President Nathalie Harrington, and committee members Michael O’Neill and Vera Xu also attended the MoU signing.