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“2017 BRICS Friendly Cities and Local Government Cooperation Forum” held in Chengdu

Weng Jun

2017-07-13 12:00





On July 12th,2017, jointly sponsored by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Chengdu Municipal People’s Government, the “2017 BRICS Friendly Cities and Local Government Cooperation Forum”was held in Chengdu. Nearly 100 leaders, governors and mayors, experts, and scholars from Russia, Brazil, India, South Africa, ministers, local organizations, Embassies and more than 100 leaders, experts and scholars, local representatives and entrepreneurs from China attended the forum.

Mr.Wang Jiarui, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC, Mrs. Li Xiaolin, President of Chinese CPAFFC, Mr. Dengchuan, vice chairman of Sichuan provincial Committee of the CPPCC, Mr. Luo Qiang, mayor of Chengdu Municipal Government, Mr. David Douglas van Rooyen, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs of South Africa attended the forum and delivered speeches.

The forum is a series of activities for the 2017 leaders meeting of the BRICS countries with the theme “a joint development and sharing”, and the activities promote local governments to enhance mutual understanding among the BRICS to deepen cooperation and provide an important platform for the experience sharing. The forum will include a forum for provincial and municipal heads, top interviews, urban internationalization and educational exchange, and the “Chengdu Consensus” will be published.

It is reported that on July 7th this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over the informal meeting of BRICS leaders during the G20 Germany in Hamburg. The leaders of the BRICS countries reached important consensus to strengthen the unity and cooperation, reasonable construction of the open economy, global governance, and sustainable development. It is an important supplement to the existing BRICS cooperation mechanism to strengthen exchanges and cooperation between local governments of the BRICS countries, but also to ensure a strong support for cooperation in depth and sustainable development, which has become an important mechanism for the BRICS countries to deepen cooperation and create benefits for the people.

 translated by weng jun


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