Mr. Qin Guangrong briefly introduced the development of economy and society of Yunnan. He also pointed out that since 2002 when Yunnan and Blekinge accomplished the affiliation, with the fine relationship the two sides have better communicated and collaborated in economy, education, culture and sanitation. They do promote the development of these areas. Blekinge possesses the obvious advantages in machine, minerals and metallurgy and she hopes to further promote the communication and to advance the cooperation of trade between the two sides with the help of Kunming Trade Fair of Export and Import and Blekinge Investment and Trade Promotion Office in Kunming. Yunnan provincial government will support the proposed Confucius Institute in Blekinge to the best of its abilities to better the relationship of two sides.
Ms. Gunvor Engstrom holds the wish that Yunnan and Blekinge can enhance the cooperation in finace, tourism, education and bio-industry. She calls for this to promote industry restructuring to cope with the financial crisis. BTH hopes to help local students to understand Chinese culture and promote the friendly association through Confucius Institute.
After the meeting, Mr. Qin Guangrong and Ms. Gunvor Engstrom attended the signing ceremony of MOU between Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) and Blekinge Technology Institute (BTH) on proposed Confucius Institute.
Vice-governor of Yunnan Province, Gu Zhaoxi, provincial government secretary-general, senior leaders of Yunnan, Wang Yiming and other officials in charge of relational departments attended the meeting and signing ceremony.