Laura Sharman 29 September 2016

Wolverhampton to set up partnership with Chinese city

The City of Wolverhampton Council and Anqing in China have agreed to work together to improve education, culture, business and health in both cities.

The council has signed a 'Memorandum of Understanding’ with the Chinese city, enabling them to share ideas and collaborate in a range of different fields. The agreement is hoped to lead to a City Partnership between the two.

Leader of Wolverhampton Council, cllr Roger Lawrence, said: ‘There are common threads that tie our two cities together and we look forward to forging a strong partnership based on mutual understanding, cooperation and support.

‘I hope on behalf of the City of Wolverhampton and its people this is just the start of a blossoming relationship between our two countries and one that benefits all of our citizens.’

The agreement covers economics, trade, science and technology, culture, education, health and personnel.

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