（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 刘登臣）2022年8月24日, 应中国友好和平发展基金会与长春市政府邀请,中外新闻社总裁韦燕率中外新闻社大使俱乐部成员：亚美尼亚共和国驻华大使马纳萨良阁下、贝宁共和国驻华大使西蒙•阿多韦兰德阁下及夫人、斯里兰卡驻华大使帕利塔•科霍纳阁下、多哥驻华大使（代办）贾伯阁下等前往吉林省参访, 分别参加“2022（长春）绿色农业食品国际合作论坛”及赴松原市考察“中国十大最美乡村”之最美渔村等城市风貌。
August 24, 2022, at the invitation of the China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development and the Municipal Government of Changchun, President of Home and Abroad News Press Mr. Wei Yan led the members of Home and Abroad News Press Ambassador Club: Ambassador of Armenia to China H.E. Mr. Sergey Manasaryan, Ambassador of Benin to China H.E. Mr. Simon P. Adovelande and wife, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China H.E. Dr. Palitha Kohona, Ambassador (Charge d’affaires) of Togo to China H.E.Mr. Tchabode Adjagba Sebabe and other diplomats visited Jilin Province and participated in the “2022 (Changchun) Green Agricultural Food Forum for International Cooperation” and field trip to “Top Ten Most Beautiful Villages in China” Songyuan City.
On August 26, led by the leaders of the Foreign Affairs Office of Jilin Province, the delegation was invited to Songyuan City for an in-depth visit. The scenery along the way was breathtaking. Songyuan Chagan Lake is famous all over the country as one of the national intangible cultural heritages. When we arrived at Chagan Lake, the envoys enjoyed the rippling waves on the lake. We sat on the boat and saw the wetlands around the shore. Everything was natural and splendid. The envoys feed the wild ducks to feel the personal connections with the nature.
The matouqin was played on the shore, and the envoys stepped in a circle to dance with the local girls in such cheerful music. At this moment, we were happy and inspired by the wonderful nature.
Arriving in Songyuan City, Deputy Mayor of Songyuan City Mr. Chen Xiaodong hosted a banquet for the delegation members and held a symposium after the meal. At the meeting, the delegation members watched the promotional video of Songyuan City. On behalf of the Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government, Mr. Chen Xiaodong extended welcome to the delegation and introduced the highlighted industries of Songyuan City. He said that in recent years, Songyuan City has thoroughly implemented the spirit of the important instructions of President Xi Jinping's visit to Jilin and Songyuan, the city actively seized important strategic opportunities such as the revitalization of the Northeast and the "carbon-neutral and carbon-peak" comparative advantages for in-depth development of natural resource, expanding the old industries and achieving hard-won development achievements. 2022 is the 30th anniversary of the founding of Songyuan City, and Songyuan will enter in a new development era. Based on the new development stage, implementing new development concepts, and building a new development pattern, Songyuan will vigorously develop new energy, new agriculture, new tourism, new equipment, new materials and new e-commerce industries, accelerate the transformation of kinetic energy and industrial upgrading by making every possible efforts to accelerate the development pace of the “Six New Industries” to promote the high-quality development of Songyuan City.
中国友好和平发展基金会秘书长王龙社介绍说, 全国对外友协、中国友好和平发展基金会以增进人民友谊、推动国际合作、维护世界和平、促进共同发展为宗旨, 将充分发挥“民间外交引领作用、公共外交骨干作用、城市外交桥梁作用”。
Mr. Wang Longshe, Secretary General of the China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development, said that with the purpose of enhancing people's friendship, promoting international cooperation, maintaining world peace and promoting common development, the All-China Friendship Association with Foreign Countries and China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development will give full support to the “leading role of non-governmental diplomacy, the backbone of public diplomacy and the bridge of urban diplomacy”.
Ambassador of Armenia to China H.E. Mr. Sergey Manasaryan, Ambassador (Charge d’affaires) of Togo to China H.E.Mr. Tchabode Adjagba Sebabe and the representatives of US dōTERRA company delivered speeches at the meeting to discover cooperation potentials in business logistics, digital economy and other fields.
Mr. Chen Xiaodong thanked the distinguished guests for their visit. Songyuan is not only a city of petroleum resources, but also a big agricultural city. There is a lot of room for cooperation in the future. He wished the delegation to visit Songyuan again in the near future.
The delegation was full of emotion in Songyuan City: Ah, it's so beautiful! Songyuan City makes everyone feel happy; it's so beautiful! Chagan Lake is the paradise in our dreams...