On the afternoon of Mar. 3rd, She Chunming, Director-general of the Department of Commerce of Shandong Province, held working talks in Jinan with the delegation headed by Gunnar Wiegand, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Department of Bavaria’s Asian Office. The two sides conducted in-depth exchanges on the economic and trade activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of establishing Shandong-Bavaria good relationship. She Chunming pointed out that it’s 30 years since Shandong and Bavaria established good relationship. The cooperation between Shandong and Bavaria has become a model of good Shandong-State relationship. Recently, the Central Government issued new foreign cooperation policies concerning following the international practice, granting national treatment and opening up government procurement, which deepened Shandong-Bavaria economic and trade cooperation and made Shandong and Bavaria face new historic opportunities. The Department of Commerce of Shandong Province (DOC) attached great importance to the activities of celebrating the 30th anniversary of Shandong-Bavaria good relationship. According to the ways of thinking of broadening areas, exploring potentials and innovating ways, DOC studied and put forward a series of proposals on economic and trade activities such as Bavarian Governor visiting Shandong province and Shandong provincial leaders paying a return visit so as to raise bilateral economic and trade cooperation to a new level. Secretary Gunnar Wiegand expressed thanks for the warm reception from the Department of Commerce of Shandong Province. He said that Shandong and Bavaria are not only partners, but also more like kith and kin and believed the activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary will be crowned with success thanks to the concerted efforts of both sides. Dr. Marcus Ihde, the representative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (Bavaria), indicated that economic and trade cooperation is the cornerstone of Shandong-Bavaria friendly relations. He thanked Shandong provincial Department of Commerce for putting forward comprehensive and pragmatic proposals for economic and trade cooperation. Bavaria will maintain close communication with DOC and make good arrangements for the implementation of economic and trade activities. Zhang Xingcheng, Deputy Inspector of the Department of Commerce of Shandong Province, attended the talks and presented at Shandong-Bavaria working conference held on the morning.