Yantai, the largest fishing seaport city in Shandong province in People’s Republic of China with a population of nearly 7 million is seeking a sisterhood agreement with Cagayan de Oro City.
Based on the latest CDO News Bulletin by the City Information Office, a 20-member delegation from Yantai City recently visited the city for the purpose. The city government hosted a welcome dinner for the delegation which was led by Chi Rouwei, Yantai City’s Foreign Affairs and Overseas Office Deputy Director.
Accordingly, the sisterhood agreement will be beneficial for both cities which will include exchanges and cooperation in economy, trade, science, technology, culture, sports, health, and tourism among others.
Meanwhile, Mr. Rouwei on his part invited City Mayor Oscar Moreno to visit Yantai to formalize the signing of the city sisterhood agreement.
Yantai City is a coastal city located on the northeast section of Shandong province of Mainland China fronting Japan and Korea and is a very important city in China for commerce and industry. It is China’s largest exporter of pears, apples, cherries, and peanuts. More about Yantai HERE.
Once materialized, Yantai will be Cagayan de Oro’s 2nd sister city in China after Harbin City (2007). Other CDO sister cities are Lawndale, California, USA (1986); Tainan City, Taiwan (2005); Norfolk City in Virginia, USA (2008); and Gwangyang, Korea (2012).