On October 26, Ambassador Wang Lutong was invited to attend the inauguration ceremony of Wellington's new Mayor, Justin Lester.
Ambassador Wang Lutong congratulated Mr Lester on his election as the new mayor of Wellington, believing that, under his leadership, Wellington will embrace a better future. The Chinese Embassy is looking forward to strengthening cooperation with Mayor Lester to promote friendly exchanges between Wellington and its sister cities of Beijing, Tianjin and Xiamen, as well as with other Chinese cities.
Mayor Lester expressed his gratitude towards Ambassador Wang Lutong for attending the inauguration ceremony, and his appreciation for the support rendered by the Chinese Embassy to the Wellington City Council over the years. Mayor Lester noted that the Wellington City Council is willing to continue to strengthen cooperation with the Chinese Embassy, and the sister cities in China, to promote local exchanges between the two countries.