China Southern Airlines, Huawei win Dutch government award
Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner with the the Dutch National Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), gave the "Foreign Direct Investment Ambassador" award to Pang Yedong and Wonder Wang, respectively heads of the two Chinese companies in The Netherlands at a Sino-Dutch Economic Seminar.
China Southern Airlines "literally contributed greatly to the connectivity of people and businesses between China and the Netherlands," said Nijland, adding "And the company has also been involved in organizing many events that demonstrate its cooperate social responsibility."
Receiving the award signed by Henk Kamp, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Pang, the airlines' head in Amsterdam, said his company will continue to do more and better.
"The Netherlands is China Southern's gateway for Europe. In 1996, we chose the Netherlands to be our first intercontinental destination. In 20 years, our flights departing from Amsterdam increased from 2 to 22 per week. The development has gone very fast," he said. ■