Calais, France Interested in Sister City Partnership with Xiangtan

Commissioned by Mayor of Calais, Natacha Bouchart, an education group from France Saint-Pierre visited Xiangtan City, Hunan on the afternoon of November 1, paving the way for official establishment of sister city links between Calais and Xiangtan.

According to the head of the delegation, Mr. Alexandre, Mayor of Calais plans to ink the agreement by the end of next year.

At the end of a week-long business and sister-city inspection tour, a press conference focusing on the French cultural festival was held on November 4, where Alexandre announced their achievements and experiences throughout the visit.

He said that both China and France have profound cultural background, and his visit to Hunan, Shaoshan in particular, has provided him with an in-depth experience of Chinese culture and Chinese people’s respect to red culture.

Liu Fen