The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the announcement made today by Liège Airport on three new weekly flights between Liège and the Chinese cities of Shenyang, Tianjin and Xian. Over a thousand Chinese tourists can fly to Belgium every week to visit our country and other nearby European destinations. In this way, the assets of Belgium and its central location in Europe can be used to appeal to the fast growing Chinese tourism market.
This project is a common achievement of Liège Airport, the Walloon Region and the tourism promotion agencies of the three Belgian regions. The economic diplomacy of the Belgian Embassy in China contributed to the success of the project. The Embassy facilitated contacts at the highest level and is considerably increasing its capacity to deliver visas, in order to cope with the influx of new visitors.
The success of this project can be put in the context of the excellent relations between Belgium and China, one year after the state visit of President Xi Jinping, and before other events this year, that will be as important for their development.
Source : Affaires étrangères