Los Rio Region, Chile
Los Rio Region, located in south-central Chile, it is one of Chile’s 15 administrative regions, with an area of approximately 18,429.5 square kilometers and a population of about 380,000. Valdivia is Los Rio’s capital city. Los Rio is known for its many rivers, lakes, forests, as well as rich indigenous traditions, historic architecture, culinary culture and folk art. The natural beauty of the Andes creates a foundation for its tourism development. Surrounded by virgin forests in mountains of Patagonia, the region is rich in forestry resources and is therefore known as “Valdivian Jungles”. Its main industries include forestry, agriculture, tourism, culture, science and education.
Yunnan established friendship provinces relationship with Los Rio in April 1, 2012. Since then, the two provinces have witnessed frequent exchanges of high-level visits with a number of cooperation in economy, trade, culture, forestry and more.
The folk ballet troupe of Austral University of Chile took part in the first Jinghong International Country Music Festival 2012 in Xishuangbanna and the opening ceremony of the first Jingdong Mt. Wuliang International Carnival and Mt. Wuliang International Country & Forest Music Festival in Jingdong Yi Autonomous County, Pu'er City. Their fabulous ballet performance brought a great change for Yunnan people to learn about Chilean culture and art.
In 2014, the Chilean government delegation visited Yunnan Province, signing agreements regarding intensifying bilateral exchanges and cooperation in their overall coordination mechanisms, as well as in sectors such as education, agriculture, forestry, commerce and more, laying a solid foundation for the two sides to further deepen pragmatic cooperation. An Investment Cooperation Promotion was jointly held in Kunming by the two sides. The Los Rio delegation and around 40 representatives from 12 local companies from the forestry, agriculture, dairy and other sectors attended the promotion to seek business opportunities.