Jiaxing and Sandefjord
The close ties between Jiaxing City , Zhejiang Province and Sandefjord in Vestfold County led to a friendship agreement in May 2001. The agreement aims to further develop the educational coorporation, and to establish exchange of knowledge and cooperation in fields like environmental protection and technology. Another major purpose is to promote and support business relations between the two cities.
Sandefjord is a historical town, which has become a modern city of culture with a dynamic business life. The history of Sandefjord has been formed by the Viking Age, the shipping industry and whaling in Arctic and Antarctic areas.