The visitors from the Minghang District of China attended Falkirk Council buildings where both parties – Provost Buchanan and director general of Minhang district committee Wang Guanbao – signed a Memorandum of Understanding for friendly exchange and co-operation between both districts.
The six delegates, accompanied by Provost Buchanan and other Falkirk councillors, then enjoyed a full day’s itinerary, visiting Forth Valley College and taking a trip to see the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel.
Provost Buchanan was delighted with the visit and the signing of the Memorandum.
He said: “This will be a tremendous boost for our area in so many ways – culture, health, tourism, school exchanges to name a few – promoting mutual understanding and friendship.
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“This can only be a good thing for both our districts and our respective countries.”