Consul-General Dr RUAN Zongze meets with Cairns Mayor Bob Manning OAM
2023-02-14 09:00

On 10 February, 2023, Consul-General Dr RUAN Zongze met with Mayor of Cairns Regional Council Cr Bob Manning OAM. CEO of the Council Ms Mica Martin and CEO of Tourism Tropical North Queensland Mr Mark Olsen were present.

Dr Ruan said, as China embarks on the new journey toward building a modern socialist country in all respects and strives for Chinese modernization, China’s development will bring important opportunities and huge benefits to all countries including Australia. China-Australia relations have been improved. Both sides should seize the opportunity to promote cooperation in economics, trade, science and education, etc. We shall boost local and people-to people exchanges, so as to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between our two peoples, and promote sustained development of China-Australia, China-Queensland relations.

Mayor Manning welcomed Dr Ruan’s visit and said, Chinese community have a long history of living in Cairns. They are an important part of local multiculturalism. We’re very happy to see the positive change in bilateral relations and wish to enhance collaboration with China in all fields. We will deepen friendly relations with Chinese cities including Zhanjiang and Qingdao and promote cultural exchanges. We very much look forward to the return of Chinese tourists.