Anhui Provincial Party Secretary Li Jinbin met with Christian Wulff, Former President of Germany and Global Chairman of GASME on June 19, 2017. Leaders of Anhui Province Tang Chengpei and Zhang Shuguang were also present at the meeting.
On behalf of the provincial party committee and government, Mr. Li first extended a warm welcome to Mr. Wulff and his delegation for their visit to Anhui. After briefing on the economic and social development in Anhui Province over the recent years, Mr. Li focused on the long-lasting friendship and cooperation between China and Germany and the good momentum in the context of the stable bilateral relations. Manufacturing is the pillar of the economy in Anhui, and small and medium enterprises are the most dynamic and creative market players. In recent years, Anhui has vigorously promoted the construction of a strong province, and achieved remarkable fruits in its manufacturing development. In particular, Anhui has made big strides in public entrepreneurship and innovation, with an ever-increasing scale of small and medium enterprises and their continuously improved efficiency and advantages. GASME is an important platform for facilitating international cooperation among SMEs and catalyzing manufacturing development. It is hoped that the resources of GASME can be made full use of to provide SMEs in Anhui with more access to information, technologies and strategic resources so as to advance international cooperation and expand global market.
Mr. Wulff affectionately reviewed the friendly exchanges between Anhui and Lower Saxony in Germany. He expressed his willingness to actively promote the all-round and multi-level exchanges and cooperation between GASME and Anhui so as to create a promising chapter for the innovation and entrepreneurship in manufacturing, especially small and medium-sized enterprises in this industry.