At the 5th China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), the Resident Office of Littoral Province, Poland to China hosted the "Tourism Promotion Meeting of Littoral Province, Poland" to introduce its advantages in tourism, trade and culture to visitors.
According to Berbec Slawomir, Director of the Resident Office of Littoral Province, Poland To China, Littoral Province is seated in northern Poland and adjacent to Germany in the west, to Belarus in the east and to the Baltic Sea in the north. It is one of the 16 provinces of Poland and also one of the most important five provinces in Poland. Gdansk is the political, economic, scientific and cultural center of Littoral Province.
According to Slawomir, Gdansk of Littoral Province represents the world's amber capital and about 50% amber jewelry is exported to China, accounting for 50% of the world's total. "Gdansk is an ancient city and best-known for its amber street. The world's most famous amber museum is seated in Royal Route in the old town of Gdansk, which is renovated from an ancient prison."
According to introduction, besides Gdansk, Gdynia is the youngest and most livable city of Littoral Province. Sopot is a tourist resort of Europe and Poland and the longest wooden trestle of Europe is seated here. Marburg is one of the most ancient castles in the Dark Ages... Slawomir said that Littoral Province enjoys picturesque natural environment and over 30% of it is covered by forest. At the same time, Littoral Province lies in the central position of Europe and is accessible to several most important European countries through trucks on land. Thus, it has a superior geological position.
Besides, Gdansk Harbor and Gdynia Harbor represent two of the largest harbors in the Baltic Sea and complete 95% cargo input tasks of the whole Poland with an annual cargo handling capacity over 60 million tons. There are also ships from Gdansk Harbor to harbors in Shanghai, Qingdao, Ningbo and Shenzhen every week.
According to information, Littoral Province has maintained close relationships with China. For instance, the 1st Sino-Poland Local Cooperation Forum was held in Gdansk in 2013. Gdansk entered into a sister city agreement with Shanghai in 1985 and the two governments made exchanges visits every year since then. Further, Gdansk signed a sister city agreement with Qingdao in 2017.
So far, Poland Visa Application Center has been set up in over 10 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Wuhan and Kunming. Slawomir expressed his hope that all individuals and enterprises interested in investment, tourism and studying in Littoral Province are welcomed to go to Poland to experience the life in Littoral Province.