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Europe – Asia Center

Europe – Asia Center hosting the Xi'an Municipal Tourism and Investment promotion event in Oslo, Norway

Brussels, May 14th, 2024

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Diplomatic relationship between Norway and China, Europe – Asia Center was delighted to host a senior delegation of the Xi’an Municipal Government led by Executive Deputy Mayon Mr Lyu Laisheng to Norway.


As part of the high-level visit and exchanges, Europe – Asia Center hosted a Tourism and Investment promotion event titled “Xi’an: A Thousand Years, Endless Returns” on May 8th. Co-hosted by the Xi’an Municipal Government, XiXian New Development Area and the Europe – Asia Center, the event gathered over 30 Norwegian business leaders working on the Sino – Norwegian economic exchanges.


Event featured keynote address by Executive Deputy Mayor of Xi’an Mr Lvu Laisheng, H.E. Ambassador Svein Ole Sæther, former Norwegian Ambassador to China (2007 – 2017). Presenting the investment and cooperation opportunities for Norwegian businesses and entrepreneurs in Xi’an were Mr Guo Xiaohui, Deputy Director of the Xi'an Investment and Merchants Bureau and Zhang Wei, a member of the Party Working Committee and Deputy Director of the Administrative Committee of the Xixian New Area.


Special reflection on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relationships were made by Mr Matic Gajsek, on behalf of the co-chair of Europe – Asia Center H.E. Erik Solheim, Mr Lars Almklov, Vice President and Director of Government and Public Affairs of DNV as one of Norway’s longest present businesses in Mainland China, and Ms Cao Sonja, member of the board of the Norwegian China Friendship Association, who shared more insights on the rich Sino-Norwegian people-to-people exchange projects. Their contributions offered an inspiring prospect on the future of socio-economic exchanges between Xi'an and Norway.

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Matic Gajšek, Director for Europe, Europe – Asia Center


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