FIRST CHINESE CONSUL-GENERAL APPOINTED IN VLADIVOSTOK TAKES UP POST
18 January 2017
The first Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Vladivostok, Yan Wenbin, has begun work in Primorsky Territory, the city’s administration has announced.
He was appointed to the post on 19 December 2016, after the Chinese Consulate-General opened in the Primorsky capital in September of last year.
“Today, on 18 January, Acting Head of the City of Vladivostok Konstantin Loboda held an official meeting with the first Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China to be appointed in Vladivostok, Yan Wenbin. This was the Consul-General’s first official visit to Vladivostok’s city administration”, the administration noted.
At the meeting, Consul-General Wenbin set out the key priorities of his programme to expand cooperation with Vladivostok and Primorsky Territory, on the economy, science, education, transport, and tourism, and to establish humanitarian links. Participants in the meeting discussed the additional opportunities and prospects for furthering cooperation between Vladivostok and China created by the opening of the Chinese Consulate-General in the city.
During the meeting, Loboda also noted plans for the signing in 2017 of a twinning agreement between Vladivostok and Harbin.
Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Vladivostok Yan Wenbin was born in October 1967, and has served at China’s embassies in the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan, and in the Department of European–Central Asian Affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2009 and 2015 he was Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Russian Federation, and until 2016, Minister-Counsellor at the Policy Planning Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Source: https://ria.ru/east/20170118/1485923434.html (Russian)