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2nd Chinese-Hungarian Friendship City Conference Held

Time:2013-04-25Editor:Hao XiaosongResource:Department of European and Asian AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

The Second Chinese-Hungarian Friendship City Conference,  jointly sponsored by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and the Hungary Ministry of Administration and Justice, was held in Girdler, Hungary on April 24, 2013. This conference, which was attached great importance by the leaders of both China and Hungary, was the important achievement of Vice Premier Li Keqiang’s  visit to Hungary in April, 2012.

The theme of this conference was "Mutual Benefit and Cooperation, Common Development". Uyunqimg, president of the China-EU Association, sent her greeting speech to the conference. More than 130 Chinese representatives attended the meeting, including Xu Jingye, president of Chongqing Committee of the Chinese people’s political consultative conference, Cheng Hong, deputy mayor of Beijing, Sun Dongsheng, vice-governor of Heilongjiang province and other 7 city  leaders. Tibor Navracsics, the Hungarian deputy prime minister, 10 minister-level leaders and more than 200 representatives from over 90 states and cities were present at the conference. Vice president Li Jianping of CPAFFC announced the speech of President Uyunqimg. Xiao Qian, the Chinese Ambassador to Hungary delivered a speech on the opening ceremony.

Besides the general meeting, 6 sub-forums, including public administration and honest and clean government, water resources and environmental protection, natural resources and agriculture, economy and trade investment, digital cities, education and research were held. The conference set up a platform of mutual understanding and studying for both China and Hungary.

The relationship between China and Hungary is at the best time in the history. The Chinese government is strengthening the cooperation with Central and Eastern European countries, the collaborations of the local governments between the two countries are acquiring new opportunities of cooperation. Up to now, the two countries have established 23 pairs of friendship provinces, states and cities. This timely conference forcefully furthered the development of local governments’ cooperation and promoted the collaborations in the fields of economy, trade and humanity between the two countries. The conference got  extensive attention by all social circles in Hungary and produced profound influences to the development of cooperation of local governments and people-to-people friendship between the two countries.

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