Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith Announces Details of Maryland-Anhui (China) Promotion Week – May 29 to June 1
Business, Education, Art, and Cultural Events Will Mark Longtime Sister State Relationship between the Jurisdictions
Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith today announced that the Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State’s International Division, which directs the Maryland Sister States Program, is partnering with the Sister States of Maryland, Inc., Maryland – Anhui Sister State Committee for Maryland-Anhui (China) Promotion Week, which will be held May 29 to June 1.
“Maryland-Anhui Promotion Week is the outcome of a meeting between Governor Larry Hogan and Anhui Party Secretary Li Jinbin last summer,” Secretary Wobensmith said. “During that meeting, the governor and Party Secretary agreed that the 38-year-old Sister State relationship between Maryland and Anhui, established in 1980, is deserving of a focus, a celebration, and a re-commitment to the deep and significant economic, trade, educational, and cultural relationships between Maryland and Anhui Province.”
More than 150 delegates from Anhui Province, China are expected to travel to Maryland. With most of its key events held at the Hilton Rockville, Maryland-Anhui Promotion Week will include business discussions, with a particular emphasis on opportunities for cooperation and investment in biopharmaceuticals, agriculture, tourism, trade, and transportation. Maryland Promotion Hall will feature displays and information on Maryland businesses and agencies across a number of sectors.
Other Maryland-Anhui Promotion Week meetings will include exchanges between Anhui education representatives and Maryland K-12 and higher education officials, and traditional Chinese medicine experts and University of Maryland Baltimore’s Center for Integrative Medicine.
“Given May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we hope these events will help bring the unique Chinese arts and culture to Maryland in celebration of the commemorative month,” said Secretary Wobensmith.
Two Maryland-Anhui Promotion Week events will be open to the public. The events are:
Anhui Art & Culture Exhibit, May 30 and 31 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm) at the Hilton Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD – Featuring Anhui art and cultural exhibits and demonstrations. Admission is free.
Huangmei Opera, May 30 (8:00 pm) at the Cultural Arts Center of Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD — A performance of a traditional Chinese opera by Anhui’s most notable opera company. Admission will be $10 (children 12 and under free).
For updates and more information on Maryland-Anhui Promotion Week, please visit http://maryland-anhui.com/ or contact:
Ms. Mary Nitsch, Director of International Affairs, Office of the Secretary of State TEL: 410-260-3865, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Steve Drake, Vice Chair, Maryland-Anhui Sister State Committee TEL: 301-602-4766, Email: email@example.com