Vice president Song Jingwu met with Mr. Henk Kool, newly elected president of Dutch China Friendship Association (VNC) on October 26th and held the welcome lunch for the delegation.
Song congratulated Mr. Kool on his presidency, and expected the two associations could further expand the areas of cooperation with the emphasis on the practical cooperation between Dutch and Chinese local governments. Mr. Kool said VNC was planning to co-host Dutch China Friendship Cities Conference with CPAFFC in the Netherlands on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of VNC in 2017. The conference would serve as a a great chance to further promote the in-depth cultural and financial cooperation between Dutch and Chinese local governments. The two sides also discussed over the preparation of the 5th Sino European Agriculture Seminar, which was co-launched by the two associations and successfully held in China for four times.