Mayor Chu Liluan met the sister city, Los Angeles County
The New Taipei City mayor Chu Liluan met the sister city, Los Angeles County on January 5. Ms. Kathryn Barger is the new Supervisor of Los Angeles County, she warmly received mayor Chu and stressed that the county economy is booming, especially the green energy technology and high-tech industry, they are developing rapidly. In Taiwan, many high-tech leading industries in New Taipei City, both sides should strengthen investment and cooperation to promote mutually beneficial development.
Los Angeles County is the largest county in the United States, with a population of more than 10 million. It has been an alliance with New Taipei City for more than 20 years. The two countries have friendly relations and exchanges of visits.
After receiving his supervisory duties in December last year, Barger sent a letter of invitation to Mayor Chu to visit Los Angeles again. In order to attach importance to the sister city’s friendship inheritance, Barger also invited former county supervisor Michael Antonovich couple to meeting. Barger has promised to Mayor Chu that she will maintain the friendship and exchanges between the two sides.
Mayor Chu then visit the government of Los Angeles. First of all, the Commissioner of the International Trade Bureau, Mr. David Reich guide the historic municipal buildings. Then, Mr. Raymond Chan, Deputy Mayor for International Affairs and Economic Development of Los Angeles, explained the municipalities to the Mayor Chu.
In addition to sharing experience in urban economic, trade and urban governance, Mr. Raymond Chan said that Los Angeles County and New Taipei City has a similar population, the area is not large, and there are international airports and ports, so the development of international economic and trade is very important to the city, hope develop cooperative relations with New Taipei City enterprises.
At the end of the meetings, they exchanged gifts with each other. Mayor Chu expressed his appreciation of Yingge's pottery as a representative of New Taipei City, to wish them has good luck in the New Year.
Mayor Chu Liluan had a photo taken with Los Angeles County Supervisor,Kathryn Barger and former county supervisor, Michael Antonovich.