Recently, Nanning Mayor Zhou Hongbo met with Indonesian Ambassador to China, Zhou Haoli and his party at the Nanning Municipal People’s Government.
That day saw the launching of the scheduled direct flight from Nanning to Manado City in North Sulawesi Province of Indonesia. The Ambassador Zhou Haoli, the Indonesian Consul General in Guangzhou, Gustanto and their party attended the inaugural ceremony. The Mayor extended great welcome to the ambassador and his party for their visit, and expressed warm congratulations on the opening of the direct flight between Nanning and Manado. He said that Nanning was an important gateway and frontier for China's opening to and cooperation with ASEAN countries. As the opening up and cooperation between Nanning and ASEAN countries had been deepened, and the “Nanning Channel” had been continuously upgraded in recent years, the opening of this route would be an epitome of the friendly cooperation between the two sides. This year's China-ASEAN Expo would be held in Nanning from September 20th to 23rd with the theme of "Building the Belt & Road Initiative, Realizing Our Vision for A Community of Shared Future". He hoped that the two sides would further strengthen exchanges and cooperation, promote cooperation in the fields of finance, logistics and e-commerce while deepening and strengthening exchanges on tourism, culture and education, and share the dividend of the “Belt and Road Initiative”.