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International friendship cities conference to be held in Shandong

2019/9/26 14:19:33   source:sdchina.com

Shandong International Friendship Cities Conference for Cooperation and Development and series of activities are scheduled to take place from October 15 to 20 in cities including Jinan and Qingdao, according to a press conference held Wednesday in Jinan, east China's Shandong province.

The event is co-sponsored by Shandong provincial government and Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

As of September 25, 708 representatives (439 at the provincial level and 269 at the municipal level) of 93 delegations (49 at the provincial level and 44 at the municipal level) from 35 countries in five continents have registered to participate in the activity. For the foreign side, 11 provincial and ministerial-level officials, 12 deputy provincial and ministerial-level officials, 19 mayors and 4 deputy mayors will attend the conference, in addition to diplomatic envoys, counselors and consuls general of Japan, South Korea and Thailand. The number of guests has reached a record high this year.

Commodities fairs of international friendship cities will be held in Jinan and Qingdao. Friendship cities from 20 countries will exhibit their local products on Chaoran Tower square in Daming Lake Scenic Area in Jinan. A public benefit commodity fair is set to be hosted in the newly-built 3,000-square-meter Qingdao international friendship cities commodity trading and exhibition center. The center is expected to be an exhibition base for import and export commodities, and an important carrier for the display of commodities of friendship cities and the publicity of relevant work.

It is planned that 40 pairs of cities will sign to establish friendly relationship or friendly cooperative relationship at the signing ceremony of the conference, as well as 12 projects of talent and investment attraction.

280 foreign delegates will attend the small and medium-sized enterprise matchmaking conference, 210 foreign representatives participate in the cultural and tourism promotion event, and nearly 300 foreign exhibitors take part in the commodity fairs in Jinan and Qingdao.

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