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Vice President Xie Yuan Attends the International People’s Diplomacy Forum

Time:2018-11-01Editor:Wang BoResource:China International Friendship Cities AssociationPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

On November 1st, invited by Volgograd Administration, Vice President Xie Yuan of CIFCA led a delegation to attend the International People’s Diplomacy Forum held in Volgograd, Russia and delivered a speech at the theme forum of Mechanisms of the International Municipal Partnership.
Xie said that our association has founded quite a few bilateral and multilateral cooperation platforms for promoting exchanges between Chinese and foreign local governments, which have greatly promoted the opening up of Chinese local governments and their result-oriented cooperation with their counterparts from other countries. Russia has established 140 affiliations of friendship cities (provinces and states) with China. Through the friendship-city channel, local governments of the two sides have carried out many fruitful cooperation under the framework of BRICS and“Belt and Road” initiative. China and Russia will hold years of  local cooperation and exchange in 2018 and 2019. Our association will continue to seek more ways to cooperate for the benefit of the two peoples.

For several years in a row, Volgograd has held the International People’s Diplomacy Forum. The aim of this event is to strengthen cooperation and expand international civil links, thus enabling the international community to resolve with a greater efficacy the local and regional problems they currently have to face, and promoting the safe and peaceful development of nations and peoples. The theme of the forum is Peace and Mutual Understanding in the 21st Century. Nearly 200 participants from 20 countries were invited to present.

During the forum, Xie met with Andrey Kosolapov, Chair of Volgograd City Council and exchanged views on promoting the cooperation between the Chinese and Russian parliaments and friendship cities.

 

 

 

 

 


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