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Tan Chengxu Delivered a Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 5th Local Leaders' Meeting of China-CEEC Working Group Meeting
2019-06-12
Yesterday morning, at the opening ceremony of the 5th Local Leaders' Meeting of China-CEEC Working Group Meeting, Mayor Tan Chengxu delivered a keynote speech entitled Adhering to Opening up and Innovation for Win-Win Cooperation. He said that Dalian was willing to forge ties and friendship with all regions of Central and Eastern European countries, deepened exchanges and cooperation in related fields, and deeply integrated into the joint construction of "Belt and Road" to create a new situation of mutual benefit and win-win.
 
On behalf of the Dalian government and 7 million Dalian residents, Tan Chengxu extended a warm welcome to the delegations of the embassies of central and eastern European countries in China, local governments and domestic sister cities attending the meeting, and paid high respect to people from all walks of life who were committed to the friendly cooperation between Dalian and central and eastern European countries. He said that the China and Central and Eastern European the "17+1" cooperation was an important component of China-central and eastern Europe relations, and the China-central and eastern Europe Federation of local governors had become a cross-regional cooperation platform to promote China-central and eastern Europe's openness, inclusiveness, pragmatic cooperation and mutual benefit. In recent years, under the guidance of the "Belt and Road", Dalian had taken the initiative to welcome new opportunities, integrated itself into the "17+1" cooperation framework in all aspects, and continuously deepened cooperation and exchanges with central and eastern European countries and regions, with fruitful results.
 
After giving a comprehensive introduction to Dalian's natural endowment, economic and social development and cooperation with central and eastern European countries in the fields of economy, trade, education, culture, sports and youth exchanges, Tan Chengxu said that with the strong support of the Liaoning provincial government, Dalian had officially issued the implementation plan for building a core carrier city in Liaoning China-central and eastern European economic and trade cooperation demonstration zone to speed up the construction of Liaoning's "17+1" core carrier city for economic and trade cooperation. At this moment, we were gathered in Dalian with friends from central and eastern European countries to share our friendship and talk with each other. This would surely write a new chapter of friendly cooperation between Dalian and central and eastern European countries.
 
Therefore, Tan Chengxu put forward four suggestions on further deepening the pragmatic cooperation between Dalian and Central and Eastern European countries. One is to actively promote connectivity and capacity cooperation. We must encourage the expansion of two-way investment and foster innovative and cooperative growth points in the fields of digital economy, e-commerce, financial science and technology, smart cities and environmental protection technologies. The second is to actively promote economic and trade cooperation activities. We will encourage the expansion of trade, support the entry of goods from Central and Eastern European countries into Dalian, and encourage Dalian enterprises to participate in economic and trade cooperation activities of Central and Eastern European countries. Third is to deepen and expand people-to-people exchanges and cooperation. Promoting education and youth exchanges to enhance mutual understanding and friendship among young people; We will further expand cooperation among universities and deepen cooperation in culture, health, sports, tourism and other fields. Four is to actively promote two-way friendly exchanges. We will promote friendly exchanges between Dalian and the local governments of central and eastern European countries, seek more opportunities, open up more channels, and promote cooperation and development between the two sides.