Opening of the Austrian Consulate General in Chengdu

OrganizationsDiplomatic Missions ♦ Published: April 12, 2018; 11:37 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria has set up a consulate general in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, with President Alexander Van der Bellen, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl attending the opening ceremony during their state visit to China. Van der Bellen also expressed his wish for a new male panda bear.

Official opening ceremony of the Austrian Consulate General in Chengdu / Picture: © Advantage Austria Chengdu

Following the signing of the agreement between Austria and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in 2017, the official opening took place yesterday during the state visit.

Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl said the consulate general in Chengdu would help deepen cooperation between China and Austria in foreign affairs, economy, science, education and culture, and boost exchanges…