On November 23, Mr. Sun Yebao, Deputy Director-General of Foreign Affairs Office of Shandong Provincial People's Government, met with Martin Hamilton Smith, Minister for Investment and Trade of South Australia.
During the meeting, Mr. Sun Yebao said that friendship between Shandong and South Australia was deepening and expressed hope that new progress could be made in bilateral cooperation for mutual benefit. Officials from Shandong Provincial Department of Commerce and Shandong Provincial Department of Culture discussed with the South Australian delegation on the preparation for 'South Australia-Shandong Cooperation Office' and Shandong Week.
Mr. Hamilton-Smith said that the friendship of Shandong and South Australia which is based on mutual understanding, set a good example of local governmental exchanges between China and Australia and would also further promote bilateral cooperation. The two sides also discussed about plans for next year's cooperation.
Officials from Shandong Provincial Department of Commerce and Shandong Provincial Department of Culture also attended the meeting.