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Vice President Xie Yuan Leads a Delegation to Visit Europe

Time:2015-07-18Editor:Wang BoResource:China International Friendship Cities AssociationPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

At the invitation of INTERKULTUR, Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS) and Association of Communes of Romania (ACOR), Vice President Xie Yuan led a CIFCA delegation to visit Germany, Romania and Macedonia from July 9th to 18th. During the visit to these three countries, CIFCA has reached important agreements with the above mentioned organizations concerning cooperation in BCIM and Silk Road Initiatives.

During the stay in Germany, Vice President Xie was invited to attend the 2rd European Choir Games and met with President Gunter Titsch of INTERKULTUR, Mayor Lutz Trumper of Magdeburg, Vice Chairman Torsten Schafer Gumbel of Social Democratic Party of Germany, Director Christoph Hoppel of the Office of the Former President Walter Scheel, Ambassador Makhenkesi Stofile of the Embassy of South Africa in Germany respectively. CIFCA and INTERKULTUR agreed upon holding Musical Exchange Activities during BCIM Local Government Conference this December and 2016 China International Friendship Cities Choir Week and the 2rd Walter Scheel Forum.

During the visit in Romania, Vice President Xie met with President Emil Draghici of A.Co.R and NALAS, Secretary of State Ministry Sirma CARAMAN of Regional Development and Public Administration, Mayor Mariana Gaju of Cumpana commune, Constanta County, Mayor Daniela Ancuta Belu of Kogalniceanu, Mayor Murat Gheorghe of Topalu, Mayor Robert-Sorin Negoita of 3rd District of Bucharest, President Association of Municipalities of Romania respectively. As agreed, CIFCA will receive the Romanian Mayors Delegation to visit China this November and dispatch a Chinese Mayors Delegation to attend the China, Romania and Moldova Mayor Forum held in Romania next February.

During the visit in Macedonia, Vice President Xie met with NALAS Executive Director Kelmend Zajazi, Mayor Koce Trajanovski of Skopje, President of the Macedonian Association of Local Self-Government Units (ZELS). CIFCA agreed with them on attending the General Assembly of NALAS every year and holding China Southeast Europe Local Government Forum as appropriate.

The delegation also invited these organizations to dispatch delegations to attend the 2016 China International Friendship Cities Conference held later the next year. The delegation was also supported by Chinese Consulate General in Constanta and the Chinese Embassy in Macedonia.

 

 

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