On Nov. 26, Deputy Secretary-General of the People’s Government of Guangdong Lin Ji attended the opening ceremony of the Venezuelan Consulate General in Guangzhou.
Lin Ji firstly congratulated on the opening of the Venezuelan Consulate General in Guangzhou. He said that with the promotion of the leaders of the two countries and the joint efforts of the both sides, the relationship between China and Venezuela have maintained a good trend of development. Statistics has it that there are approximately200,000 overseas Chinese in Venezuela, more than 80% of which come from Enping of Guangdong.
The Venezuelan Consulate General in Guangzhou was set up. In this background which opens a new chapter of exchanges and cooperation between the two sides, and facilitates further exchanges and cooperation between the two sides. At present, there are 63 Consulate Generals in Guangdong Province, and Venezuelan Consulate General is warmly welcomed to be a new member of this large family. He hoped that the Venezuelan Consulate General in Guangzhou play well the role of bridge of exchanges and cooperation in various fields for the two sides.
Rodríguez, Vice President of the PSUV and Governor of Estado Miranda came to attend the opening ceremony, and expressed his thanks to the Guangdong Provincial Government for its support for the opening of the Venezuelan Consulate. He said that Guangdong is in an important position in Venezuela's cooperation with China and he hoped to promote cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, investment and humanities with the establishment of the Consulate General in Guangzhou.
Ambassador Liu Yuqin, Special Representative of the Chinese Government on Latin American Affairs, and other representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs came to Guangdong to participate in relevant activities.