The latest high-powered delegation from Bristol’s twin city of Guangzhou met with senior figures from the city council and University of the West of England.
Led by the Mr Zhang Jianhua, Deputy Secretary General of the Peoples Government of Guangzhou, the delegation met Cllr Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor at City Hall and then visited UWE to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure the continuation of the reciprocal scholarship scheme between the two cities.
The delegation also took time to visit the University of Bristol’s Botanical Gardens to admire the wonderful sculpture of the Kapok Flower presented by Guangzhou in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Sister City relationship.
Diane Francombe, Chief Executive of the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, said: “We were delighted to welcome the latest high-level delegation from Guangzhou to Bristol, strengthening the ties between our two cities and the University of the West of England.
“The signing of the MoU between the People’s Government of Guangzhou and UWE is significant as it formalises a relationship which has spanned 14 years and will result in more scholars from Guangzhou studying in Bristol – and opens doors for other exciting educational partnerships to develop.”