2015 BCIM Local Governments Cooperation Forum Held in Beijing
Hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and China International Friendship Cities Association (CIFCA), BCIM Local Governments Cooperation Forum was held at Conference Hall of Beijing Hotel on December 8th. Ministers, governors, mayors and diplomats envoys and representatives to China from Bangladesh, India and Myanmar and Chinese provincial and municipal leaders, representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and enterprises, totaling about 160 people were present. Mr. Yang Jiechi, State Councilor and Mme. Li Xiaolin, President of CPAFFC and CIFCA addressed the Forum. Mr. Wang Xiaotao, Vice Chairman of NDRC and representatives of Bangladesh, India and Myanmar also made speeches at the Forum. Vice President Lin Yi of CPAFFC and CIFCA delivered a closing speech.
In line with BCIM Economic Corridor initiative, the Forum was created to promote local and regional cooperation among these four countries and to achieve “Shared Opportunity, Shared Prosperity”, the theme of the Forum. During the Forum, Theme Forum: Connectivity and Regional Development, City Promotion, Business Matching and Promotion were held. The Forum aimed to upgrade local and regional collaboration by accelerating the development of BCIM Economic Corridor and cooperation on major projects and enhancing people’s trust and friendship. BCIM countries are willing to make joint efforts to create a bright future of shared prosperity on the basis of peace, development, cooperation and mutual benefit.