Shanxi, South Jeollanam-do mark 5th anniversary of relations


Updated: 2022-08-03


Kim Yung-rok (left), governor of Jeollanam-do, exchanges gifts with Lin Wu, Party secretary of Shanxi province, at the opening ceremony for the fifth anniversary event of the establishment of relations between the two regions on Aug 2. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]

The opening ceremony of an event celebrating the fifth anniversary of the establishment of relations between North China's Shanxi province and South Jeollanam-do in South Korea kicked off in the two regions in the form of video broadcast on Aug 2. 

Lin Wu, Party secretary of Shanxi province, and Kim Yung-rok, governor of Jeollanam-do, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. 

In his speech, Lin wished the fifth anniversary event a success. He said that the two sides have both benefited from their cooperation, pursued economic development, and overcome risks and challenges together over past five years, laying a solid foundation for the further development of relations. 

He expressed the hope that the two regions would continue to deepen industrial cooperation, strengthen technical exchanges and explore cooperation in new energy, new materials, energy conservation, environmental protection, smart agriculture, and deep processing of agricultural products, promote each other's cultural tourism products, and expand cultural cooperation. 

Kim said that close economic, trade, cultural and youth exchanges have been carried out since the two regions established their relationship. 

She said this event should promote closer cooperation in agriculture, energy, environment, and tourism. 

The event will include three online and offline professional forums themed around education, economy and trade, and cultural tourism, respectively.