SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, May 27, 2019 – Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon will meet with Mr. Lou Qinjian, the Communist Party Secretary of the Jiangsu Province of China at his office at 11am, May 27. The two leaders will discuss ways to exchange economic, cultural and environmental issues between Seoul and an eastern-central coastal province of China. The Jiangsu Province is one of the leading provinces in finance forming the country’s largest urban economic belt and is also the largest investment destination in China for Korean companies, such as Samsung, SK Hynix and POSCO.
Seoul and the Jiangsu Province signed an agreement in 2008 for mutual friendly exchanges. Given the fact that the Jiangsu Province is densely populated and rapidly embraces new industrial structures such as a smart city initiative, it has many things in common with Seoul. The Jiangsu Province has a higher economic potential – it ranked the second highest GDP growth rate of 6.7 percent last year among local governments in China.
During the meeting, Mayor Park will introduce the city government’s key economic initiatives and visions – innovative economy and innovative startups – and discuss cooperative ways for Seoul-based companies to advance into the Jiangsu Province. In addition, he will demonstrate by himself the “Digital Civic Mayor’s Office,” a Seoul’s smart city platform installed inside his office to highlight Seoul’s competitiveness and potential as a global capital for big data and smart city. In addition, Mayor Park and Secretary Lou will have a consensus that tackling fine dust problem is a common challenge Seoul and the Jiangsu Province should address together.
Meeting schedule with the Communist Party Secretary of Jiangsu Province and his delegate
· When: 11am – 11:40am (※ Only first five minutes of the meeting to be opened.)
· Where: Mayor’s Office, 6th Floor, Seoul City Hall