2016 China International Friendship Cities Conference Successfully Held
On November 10th , hosted by CPAFFC, CIFCA and Chongqing Municipal People’s Government, undertaken by Chongqing Foreign Affairs Office, 2016 China International Friendship Cities Conference was successfully held in Chongqing.Mr. Sun Zhengcai, Secretary of CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee,Mr. Li Yuanchao, Vice President of China, Mr. Huang Qifan, Mayor of Chongqing, Madame Li Xiaolin, President of CPAFFC and CIFCA, Mr. Zhang Ming, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, Mr. Edward Ssekandi, Vice President of Uganda,Mr. Hatoyama Yukio, former Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Willem Kok, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands,etc. attended the conference and delivered speeches respectively.
More than 400 foreign delegates from 56 countries, 144 cities as well as 51 city organizations, and over 200 Chinese delegates from 107 cities of 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions attended the conference.
With the theme of “Innovation for Development and Cooperation for Sharing”, theme forums on “Innovation-led City Development”, “Low Carbon City and Green Home”, “City Cultural Branding through Opening up”, and “Tourism Innovation, the Incentive to Modern Service Industry” were held at the conference. Also, signing ceremony of newly twined friendship cities was held and the “Chongqing Initiative” was issued. Chinese and foreign friendship cities which had made outstanding contributions to the course of friendship cities in the past two years were awarded at the conference as well.
The China International Friendship Cities Conference is held every two years and embraces its fifth this year. The next conference will be held in Wuhan.