Minister Li Kexin Visits the State of Oklahoma



On November 10, 2016, Minister Li Kexin of the Chinese Embassy visited the State of Oklahoma. He met respectively with Congressman Steve Russell and Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb, and had exchanges with representatives from Oklahoma State Government, Legislature and some local business leaders. Deputy Consul-General Liu Hongmei of the Chinese Consulate-General in Houston, and Minister-Counselor Zhang Min, Chief of the Congressional and Sub-national Affairs Office of the Chinese Embassy, accompanied Minister Li during the visit.


Congressman Russell and Lieutenant Governor Lamb warmly welcomed Minister Li to Oklahoma and said that the State attaches great importance to its relations with China. There are great potentials for bilateral cooperation in areas such as oil and gas, coal, agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. They hope to expand friendly exchanges and practical cooperation with China, continuously increase exports to China, and attract more Chinese enterprises and tourists to Oklahoma, so as to further promote bilateral relations.

Minister Li said that promoting sub-national cooperation is an important part of China-U.S. relations. Exchanges and cooperation between Oklahoma and China have maintained a sound momentum with broad prospects. The two sides should make full use of respective advantages, and explore more channels to push forward practical cooperation in areas such as trade, investment, energy, agriculture and tourism. The Chinese Embassy and Consulate-General stand ready to render assistance and facilitation.

During the discussion with Oklahoma State Government, Legislature and some local business leaders, Minister Li exchanged views with them on economic development of China, China-U.S. economic and trade relations, Oklahoma's cooperation with China and other issues.



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