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Vice President Xie Yuan attended 2019 Smart China Expo and The 2nd Mayors’Roundtable for International Sister Cities of Chongqing, China

Time:2019-08-26Editor:Gao YuanResource:China International Friendship Cities AssociationPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

On August 26, Vice President Xie Yuan led a CPAFFC delegation to attend the opening ceremony of 2019 Smart China Expo and The 2nd Mayors’ Roundtable for International Sister Cities of Chongqing, China.

Representatives from nearly 60 countries and regions attended the Expo, including heads of international organizations, well-known foreign scholars and Top 500 enterprises executives. At the opening ceremony, Mr Liu He, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice premier of the State Council, read out Chairman Xi Jinping's congratulatory letter and delivered a speech.

As one of the thematic conferences of the Expo, The 2nd Mayors’ Roundtable for International Sister Cities of Chongqing, China. was jointly sponsored by CPAFFC and Chongqing Municipal People's Government. 31 mayors from 23 countries participated in the conference. Centering on the theme of "Intelligent Life and Innovative Future", the delegates discussed the role of cities in promoting intelligent development and creating a better life, shared experiences in the construction of intelligent cities,and prospects on international innovation cooperation. The delegates talked about the trend of intelligent cities, and reached board consensus.

In his keynote speech, Vice President Xie Yuan said that the Mayors’ Roundtable, as one of the thematic conferences of the Smart China Expo, will further tighten relations between friendship cities. It is of great significance to promote exchanges and cooperation in the fields of the IOT, block chain, artificial intelligence, as well as innovative personnel training and so on. 

It is believed that the Mayors’ Roundtable will help to further promote the development of intelligent cities, share the experience and vision of intelligent city construction, promote international urban innovation cooperation, empower the economy and enrich our lives. 

CPAFFC and CIFCA (China International Friendship Cities Association) will, as always, encourage the development of friendly relations between Chinese and foreign cities, enhance policy support to the western provinces, autonomous regions and cities, including Chongqing. We will work with Chinese and foreign localities to make active efforts to promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

During the conference, a signing ceremony of memorandum of understanding on cooperative relations and cooperation projects were also held.

Vice President Xie Yuan Making keynote speech


The 2nd Mayors’ Roundtable for International Sister Cities of Chongqing, China



Photographed by Gao Yuan

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