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The 18th World Winter Cities Association for Mayors was held in Shenyang
Tang Yijun, Jiang Youwei, Pan Liguo, Han Dongtai, Esther Mbayo and Mikami Yuichi attended the opening ceremony
    稿源: Shenyang Daily   2018-09-13 10:51
 

September 12th, the 18th World Winter Cities Association for Mayors was held in Shenyang.41 city groups and 51 groups of chambers of commerce from 30 countries gathered in Shenyang to discuss about the plans for cooperation and development. Esther Mbayo, Minister of the Presidency in the Ugandan Cabinet, Mikami Yuichi, chairman of World Winter Cities Association for Mayors, delegate plenipotentiary of Sapporo mayor, Tang Yijun, provincial governor of Liaoning, and Jiang Youwei, mayor of Shenyang, attended the opening ceremony and addressed the speech. Pan Liguo, director of Municipal People's Congress, and Han Dongtai, chairman of Municipal Committee of CPPCC, attended the opening ceremony.

Since the first World Winter Cities Association for Mayors held in Sapporo in 1982, this conference is held every two years ever after. Two conferences were held in Shenyang. This year's conference is jointly hosted by Shenyang Municipal Government and World Winter Cities Association for Mayors. The main theme of this year's conference is "winter cities make life better". During the conference, topics such as planning, construction and administration of the cities, construction of the smart cities and green development will be given in-depth exploration. The conference will promote the exchange among cities and promote cooperation and development.

Tang Yijun extended congratulations to the opening of the conference and warm welcome to the guests both at home and from abroad on behalf of Provincial Party Committee and People's Government of Liaoning Province. He said the main purpose of this conference is to have in-depth exploration on high-quality construction and development and satisfying the citizens' new dream and expectations. It's the practice to further implement President Xi Jinping's initiative to build a community of shared future for mankind. It will surely promote the communication and exchange among the winter cities, deepen cooperation, and achieve mutual benefit and development. An opening-up and innovative Liaoning is willing to develop and build beautiful cities together with the cities all over the world, create great life, and make contributions to the construction of a community of shared future and the promotion of a new round of prosperous development.

Jiang Youwei said Shenyang nowadays is devoting all to the construction of being the internationalized central city of Northeast China, the innovation center of Northeast China, the advanced equipment manufacturing center of Northeast China and the high-quality public service center of Northeast China. We take high-quality development as the higher purpose. We respect the basic development rules of the city, positively practice new development ideas, and promote the overall revitalization of the old industrial base. In the era of globalization of economy, we should play the function of the winter cities conference to the full. We will face the challenges together and share the development opportunities. Shenyang is willing to enhance exchange and communication, deepen practical cooperation and promote the healthy development of the city.

Mikami Yuichi read the congratulatory letter written by Katsuhiro Akimoto. In the letter, Katsuhiro Akimoto mentioned his wish that all winter cities can offer their penetrating judgment on how to live and development. Esther Mbayo hopes that all winter cities can further enhance exchange and cooperation, and achieve new fruitful results in trade, culture, technological application and agriculture.

On that day, Jiang Youwei made keynote speech. Mohammed Sudjic, mayor of Rabat, Morocco, and other 14 city mayors and important members of the government made speeches. The conference also endorsed World Winter Cities Association for MayorsShenyang Manifesto.

Mayors and representatives of the member cities, officials of the foreign consulates in Shenyang, representatives of industrial and commercial circles, enterprise circles and academic circles attended the opening ceremony. Liu Xiaodong, member of Municipal Party Committee and vice mayor of Shenyang, hosted the conference. Municipal leaders Liu Guixiang, Feng Shouquan and Jiang Jun attended the opening ceremony.

Tang Yijun, Jiang Youwei and other municipal and provincial leaders met with the guests before the opening ceremony.

Reporter Li Haiying

 
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