Yangquan twinned with Ratchaburi Province in Thailand
Yangquan city in Shanxi province and a government delegation from Ratchaburi Province in Thailand signed a memorandum for a sister-city relationship on Dec 19, local officials said.
The signing took place during the Thai delegation's visit to the city between Dec 18 and 20.
Lei Jiankun, mayor of Yangquan city, extended a warm welcome to the delegation led by Chaiwat Chuenkosum, governor of Ratchaburi Province,
Lei thanked Shanxi Chamber of Commerce in Thailand for promoting the establishment of friendship between Yangquan and Ratchaburi and gave a briefing on Yangquan city's ecological environment, natural resources, history, culture and economy.
Chaiwat Chuenkosum talked about the conditions his province and expressed his willingness to further mutual understanding and collaboration.
The two sides discussed communications and cooperation on smart city construction, modern agricultural development, culture and tourism industries at the signing ceremony.
During the three-day tour, the government delegation from Ratchaburi Province visited local the Intelligent Internet of Things Research Center, Yangquan Museum, China Carved Porcelain Culture Park and several ceramics companies in Pingding county.
It also visits the Cangshang Mountain scenic area in Yuxian county, learned about the development in smart city construction, ceramics and pottery and the culture and tourism sectors.