H.E.Ambassador Lan Lijun visits Norrkoping
（From Chinese Embassy in Sweden）
On January 25th 2012, H.E. Mr. Lan Lijun Ambassador to Sweden visited the City of Norrkoping. Mrs. Li Teske, Mayor of Norrkoping, hosted a welcoming luncheon for Ambassador Lan. They exchanged views on the Sino-Swedish relations and cooperation between Norrkoping and the Chinese cities.
Mrs. Teske welcomed Ambassador to Norrkoping and said that China's economic development in recent years was very impressive. Norrkoping is a traditional industrial city with advanced technologies in environmental protection. To deepen the cooperation with China is very important to the City. In recent years the Municipal government of Norrkoping has attached great importance to strengthen the relations and cooperation with China and maintained close contacts and cooperations with many provinces and cities of China.
Ambassador Lan expressed his gratitude to the invitation by Norrkoping. He said that in recent years the Sino-Swedish relations has maintained sound development and the pragmatic cooperation between the two countries continuously deepened. As an important city of Sweden, Norrkoping has strong points in the field of hightech and environmental technologies. To deepen the pragmatic cooperation between Norrkoping and China conforms to the common interests of both sides. He appreciated the efforts by the Municipal government of Norrkoping to develop friendly relations with China and hoped the city to continue to strengthen relations and deepen cooperation with China, so as to push forward the Sino-Swedish relations. He also briefed the Swedish hosts China's "Twelfth Five-Year Plan".
Accompanied by the mayor, Ambassador Lan visited Norrkoping Visualization Centre, E.ON Handeloverket and Stadium Distribution Centre. He was also interviewed by two local newspaper Norrkoping Tidningar and Folkbladet.