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China’s Jining and Russia’s Pskov establishes sister city relations

2021/8/19 16:22:43

On the afternoon of August 18, the cooperation exchange meeting of Jining City, China’s Shandong Province, and Pskov City, Russia’s Pskov Obl., was held online. At the meeting, the two sides signed an agreement on building friendly exchanges and cooperation between the two cities. At the same time, Jining Polytechnic and Pskov National University signed online an agreement on jointly building overseas Luban Workshop.

Sun Yebao, vice director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Shandong Provincial Party Committee, said in his address that the current China-Russia relations is in the best period of history and it’s the right time for people of the two countries to develop cooperation. He said that the formal establishment of sister city relations between Jining and Pskov, under the help of the Foreign Affair Office of Shandong Province and the Government of Pskov Obl., will further enrich and deepen cooperation between China’s Shandong and Russia in sister cities, and culture and education.

Yu Yongsheng, deputy secretary of the Jining Municipal Party Committee and mayor of Jining, China, and Polonskaya, the head of the city of Pskov, Russia, respectively introduced the situation of their cities and the advantages and directions of foreign exchanges and cooperation at the meeting. There is a great potential for cooperation between the two cities as Pskov is a famous historical and cultural city in Russia and Jining is the hometown of Confucius and Mencius. Both sides are willing to promote practical cooperation in various fields on the basis of building sister city relations in the future so as to jointly benefit the people of the two cities.

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