The Morgantown Sister Cities Commission recently hosted a delegation from Xuzhou, a city in China’s Jiangsu Province.

Xuzhou is in east-central China, about 400 miles south of Beijing.

Paul Brake welcomed and met with the delegation to explain his duties as city manager of Morgantown.

City Engineer Damien Davis discussed the department’s responsibilities and duties with his equals from Xuzhou — Xu Pin and Zhang Yuanling. He briefed the delegation on projects the department is working on and its budget.

Mayor Marti Shamberger and City Councilor Nancy Ganz, members of the Sister Cities Commission, exchanged gifts with the delegation. The city of Morgantown gave the delegation locally made and marked supplies, including a pen, while Xuzhou Vice Mayor Chen Hui presented the city with a scroll and a silver plate.