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Sino-Belgian relations celebrated at King's Day reception in Guangzhou

A reception was held by the Consulate General of Belgium in Guangzhou on November 15 to celebrate Belgium King's Day.

Wim Peeters, the newly appointed Consul General of Belgium in Guangzhou, addressed the reception and thanked the people of Guangdong Province for their warm welcome. He said although he was a newcomer, he had immensely enjoyed the past three months.

2023 is a bumper year for China-Belgium relations. Belgian exports to China increased by more than 17 percent in the first half of the year, while imports increased by four percent. The total trade volume is 21.3 billion euros, mainly comprised of high-quality products such as machinery, equipment, plastics and other chemical products.

Wim Peeters remarked that his team, together with colleagues from Belgium’s Flanders, Wallonia, and the Brussels Foreign Investment and Trade Promotion Agency, will work on further improving and promoting business exchanges between Belgium and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Yuan Baocheng, Vice Chairman of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), attended the ceremony and extended his sincere greetings to Belgian who work, study and live in Guangdong.

Yuan emphasized that on the way forward, Guangdong hopes to join hands with Belgium and partners from various countries to promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, share development opportunities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and create a better future for mankind.

Reporter: Monica, Ariel

Editor: Olivia, Nan, James

Photos provided to GDToday.

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