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Published on : Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Around 1,000 people, including Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik, Chairman of China National Tourism Administration Li Jinzao, and Chinese Ambassador to Denmark Deng Ying attended the closing ceremony at the Royal Theater’s Old Stage in downtown Copenhagen.
Officially launched in Beijing in February this year, the program is intended to boost travel and tourism between China and Denmark, which is the first country in Europe to celebrate a Tourism Year with China.
During the program, a host of tourism exchange and cooperation events were staged, including “Lighten up Copenhagen”, the promotion of the Tea Road, “Panda’s Tour in Denmark” and China-Denmark Forum on Tourism Cooperation.
At the closing ceremony, Crown Prince Frederik said that the event is a testimony to the strong and growing relations between China and Denmark.
In May this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen in China, where a plan was unveiled to deepen cooperation from 2017 to 2020. Expansion of two-way trade and investment was also discussed. Agriculture, fisheries, food security, health and tourism were discussed as major areas for cooperation.
“Tourism is not only a culture exchange activity, but also an industry that connects people with destination countries and help the development of local economic growth, job creation and the improving of local people’s livelihood,” Li said. Ambassador Deng said that tourism is a bridge that links different cultures and increases understanding between peoples.
Over the past few years, Denmark has witnessed a growing number of Chinese tourists.