XIANNING - Ding Xiaoqiang (Deputy Secretary and Mayor) on Tuesday met with Jin Chengji (Mayor of Uiwang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea) and his team. Both sides review friendly exchanges in recent years and discuss how to further broaden cooperation space.
Ding welcomed the delegation from Uiwang, South Korea. He said that in recent years friendly exchange and cooperation between Xianning and Uiwang are on the upgrade everywhere, with great achievements in high-level visits of local government, civil servant exchange, arts group performance exchange, interschool exchange and cooperation, and folk sport exchange. The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) highly appreciated exchange and cooperation between two cities, which reflects emotional and cultural identity of both sides, as well as solid foundation for promoting exchange and cooperation.
Ding pointed out that open cooperation is the theme of economic and social development for a country or region. Xianning and Uiwang have their own advantages in many aspects, with broad prospects and huge potential in enhancing exchange and cooperation. Currently, Xianning is implementing innovation-driven and green rising development strategy, integrating into “One Belt One Road”, exploring “One River One Mountain”, and building new highland of inland open. Xianning’s development prospect provides larger space for both sides to deepen exchange and expand cooperation. Next Ding whishes both sides can conduct exchanges and cooperation in specific industries and projects, learning each other’s good points to promote joint development.
Jin said that these years both sides gain essential achievements in educational, sports, cultural and economic exchanges. “I had visited Xianning four and a half years ago for the first time and was deeply impressed by the city. This time I’m deeply moved by its great change in traffic and urban construction.” Both cities have similar natural environment and urban construction, and it’s worth learning from that Xianning pursues sustainable development road in urban planning and construction. In future Uiwang will further focus on exchange and cooperation in economic field to exploit more cooperation space, increase well-being for the two people, and promote mutual better development.
Uiwang signed the memorandum for friendly economic and cultural exchange with Xianning in April, 2013, opening a window for friendly exchange; both cities established a sister-city relationship in 2015, opening a new chapter for exchange and cooperation. Xianning is awarded “International Sister City Exchange and Cooperation Award”, and Uiwang “Award for Sister City Exchange and Cooperation to China” by CPAFFC for their outstanding contributions in international sister city work. This time Uiwang is invited by CPAFFC to be rewarded in Chongqing together with Xianning.
Xiong Zhengyu (Member of the Standing Committee and First Deputy Mayor) and Li Jianxin (Deputy Mayor) attended the meeting. By Xiang Dongning, Bie Huazhong and Cao Wen (www.xnnews.com.cn)