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Qingdao discusses future collaboration endeavors with Mexican sister city

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2022-06-08

Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong province and Acapulco, a major seaport in Mexico, held a video conference on June 7, in a bid to further strengthen the relationship between the two cities.

The event is also part of efforts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Mexico.

During the event, Qingdao Vocational and Technical College of Hotel Management and Center for International Gastronomic Studies of Acapulco (Centro de Estudios Gastronómicos Internacionales de Acapulco), or CEGAIN, signed a memorandum of cooperation to promote the exchange of vocational education and culture.

Following the signing ceremony, veteran chefs from both sides showcased cooking techniques and traditional culinary arts.

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Veteran chefs from both sides showcase cooking techniques and traditional culinary arts. [Photo by Hu Qing/chinadaily.com.cn]

In 1985, Qingdao and Acapulco became the first sister cities between the two countries. Since then, the two cities have collaborated extensively in trade, economy, tourism, and culture.

On Feb 14, the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, or CPAFFC, organized a light show on buildings in both cities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Mexico.

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A memorandum of cooperation is signed to promote the exchange of vocational education and culture between Qingdao and Mexico. [Photo by Hu Qing/chinadaily.com.cn]