From September 1 to 4, Grenada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development, Joseph Andall, Ambassador to China, Ian Marshall, and Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Police Force, Randy Connaught, visited Qingdao in Shandong Province, China.
On the morning of 3rd September 2023, Geng Tao, member of the standing Committee of the Municipal CPC Committee and deputy mayor, met with the delegation at the Seaview Garden Hotel. Geng Tao welcomed the guests. He said that Qingdao is located on the coast of the Yellow Sea and the southern tip of the Shandong Peninsula, with convenient transportation conditions, strong industrial foundation, obvious advantages in opening up, and sustained and healthy economic and social development. Grenada has beautiful natural environment and rich tourism resources, and has many cooperation points with Qingdao. It is hoped that the visit will serve as an opportunity to promote exchanges and cooperation between the two sides in the fields of marine economy, economic and trade exchanges, people-to-people exchanges and vocational education, and promote China-Georgia friendship with more practical results.
Joseph Andall said that Qingdao is a beautiful coastal city with a prosperous and dynamic economy and impressive achievements in high-quality economic and social development. It is hoped that the two sides will further smooth channels of docking and exchange, share useful development experience and resources with each other, and promote practical cooperation in more fields such as oceans, agriculture and trade.
Lin Bin, Deputy Secretary-General of the Municipal Party Committee, Meng Qingsheng, Director of the Municipal Bureau of Marine Development, Xu Kun, Counselor of the Department of Latin America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Zhenzhu, Deputy Director of the Municipal Foreign Affairs Office attended the meeting.
This is Andall’s first visit to China, and Qingdao is the first stop in China. During the visit, the delegation visited Qingdao Port Group, Lu Haifeng Food Group, Hisense Group, Tsingtao Beer Group and other enterprises, visited yellow Mud Village Revitalization Demonstration Area, and had a discussion with teachers and students of Ocean University of China. On the afternoon of 3rd September 2023, witnessed by Andall and Lin Bin, Huangni Lane, Yellow Village, West Coast New District signed a Letter of Intent with Red Mud Village, St. Patrick District, Grenada. Consensus was reached on carrying out exchanges and cooperation in areas such as rural revitalization, characteristic agriculture, ecological environmental protection, and cultural tourism.
Located in the southernmost tip of the Windward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Grenada has a tropical maritime climate and is known as the “Country of Spices.” Grenada mainly exports nutmeg, bananas, cocoa and so on. The main pillar industries are tourism and agriculture, with emphasis on accelerating the development of education, agriculture, creative industries, digital transformation, trade and other fields. In 2018, China and Georgia signed a memorandum of understanding on the “Belt and Road” cooperation, and the exchanges and cooperation between the two countries in education, culture, medical care, agriculture and tourism have progressed smoothly.Country Profile of Grenada.
Source: 市外办 青岛外事 2023-09-04 05:50 Posted on 山东