Gdynia was established in 1926 on the south coast of Baltic Sea covering 136 sq m. With population of around 250,000, it has developed into an important seaport as well as a hub for marine economy, international trade, science, education, culture, and tourism.
Though far apart, Gdynia and Zhuhai have enjoyed close relations cemented through frequent high-level visits since 2012.
Zhuhai was established in 1979. With decades of development, it is fast-growing with much potential due to government support and geographic advantages. It has a population of 1.67 million. Last year, Zhuhai's GDP was 222.6 billion yuan ($32.3 billion), with GDP per capita exceeding $20,000, which ranks it among the world's high-income economies.
Liu detailed Zhuhai's development history and current situations to the delegation and talked about construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area that has become a national strategy to bring about another strategic development opportunity. He hoped that Gdynia will carry out more trade and economic cooperation with Zhuhai for common development.
Joanna Skoczek, consul general of the Republic of Poland in Guangzhou, attended the ceremony.