Logan to strengthen ties with Chinese sister cities

LOGAN City Council will send a delegation to China to strengthen ties with sister cities and promote trade and investment opportunities in Logan.

SISTER CITIES: Logan City Council is sending a delegation to China on June 10 to 14.

SISTER CITIES: Logan City Council is sending a delegation to China on June 10 to 14.

The five day visit will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Logan-Suzhou sister city relationship and the fifth anniversary of an economic friendship agreement with the Xuhui District on June 10 to 14.

Acting Logan Mayor Cherie Dalley said council valued sister city relationships.

The June 10-14 delegation will also provide an opportunity for the delegation to promote the City of Logan as an investment and business location at meetings in Suzhou, Xuhui and in Shanghai.

“We will be building on our existing cultural relationships to further grow economic opportunities including vital investment and trade in Logan," Cr Dalley said.

“We can’t limit ourselves to our own backyard when seeking further investment for our city.

“We need to show the world that the city of Logan is a great place to invest in or establish trade links.”

Logan’s relationship with Suzhou is significant as it is one of China's largest regional cities and has a reputation for international trade and commerce.

Cr Dalley said the Chinese community played a vital role in the Logan area.

“We are very proud and supportive of our Chinese community in Logan, one of 217 cultures which enrich our social and economic fabric,” Cr Dalley said.

“The 10th anniversary of the Logan-Suzhou Sister City relationship is significant for both cities and it is important to recognise this milestone.”

Logan’s global connections strategy is designed to assist council achieve economic and cultural outcomes for the city.

The anticipated $30,000 cost is covered by the strategy’s existing budget.