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Meeting between Shanghai Municipal People's Government and Consul Generals who arrived to Shanghai in the last year

26 August 2022 News

On 25 August 2022 the Vice Mayer of Shanghai Mrs. Zong Ming met the Consul Generals who arrived in the megalopolis in the last year, incl. Consul General of Bulgaria Mr. Vladislav Spasov. This meeting had been postponed for months due to the Covid-19 situation in Shanghai.

Vice Mayer Zong Ming underlined that with the efforts of the 25 million people of Shanghai the surge of Omicron from March 2022 is already under control. The economic recovery of Shanghai is stable. Port of Shanghai retains its world leading position for 12th consecutive year. During the first half of 2022, 26 new regional headquarters of multinational corporations and 10 new foreign funded R&D centers were set up in Shanghai. As a result, the accumulated number of regional headquarters of multinational corporations in Shanghai now is 857 and foreign funded R&D centers – 516. Foreign investors have maintained their confidence in the long term development of Shanghai.     

In his intervention, Consul General of Bulgaria Mr. Vladislav Spasov noted the establishment of sister cities relationship between Sofia and Shanghai in 2016. He underlined the aim of our side for an increased volume and a broader scope of Bulgarian exports to Chinese markets and attraction of Chinese investments and tourists to Bulgaria. Culture and education are other areas with potential for enhanced bilateral cooperation with Shanghai - the biggest and most international Chinese city. 

In the end, Vice Mayer Zong Ming appreciated the role of Consul Generals for development of friendly relations and practical cooperation between countries from around the world and Shanghai.

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