On July 3, Tan Zuojun, member of CPC Standing Committee of Liaoning Province and secretary of CPC Committee of Dalian, and Tan Chengxu, deputy secretary of CPC Committee of Dalian and mayor, met Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, who was attending the 2019 Summer Davos annual meeting in Dalian International Conference Center. Schwab praised this annual meeting as the best of all the annual meetings and looked forward to returning to Dalian in 2021 to host the Summer Davos annual meeting. Brende, president of the World Economic Forum, Edwin, chief representative of Greater China, Jin Guowei, deputy mayor, and Yi Qingtao, secretary general of the People's Government of Dalian attended the meeting.
Tan Zuojun and Tan Chengxu thanked Schwab and the World Economic Forum for their contributions to promoting cooperation between their member organizations and Dalian over the years. Tan Zuojun and Tan Chengxu said that the World Economic Forum held the annual summer Davos conference in Dalian together with Dalian, gathering global wisdom, spreading China's strong voice, conveying to the world the confidence to strengthen international cooperation and create a better future in the new era of globalization, and also allowing Dalian to continue to move towards the world and let the world know Dalian better. At this annual meeting, Premier Li Keqiang delivered a special speech at the opening ceremony, once again demonstrating to the world China's determination and confidence to unswervingly promote all-round opening to the outside world and to develop a higher level of open economy. Dalian will use the platform of the Summer Davos annual meeting to further expand its opening to the outside world, lead innovative development and promote Dalian's high-quality development. Dalian is confident that every annual meeting will be regarded as "the first time" and will do its best to prepare for every event. Dalian looks forward to joining hands with the World Economic Forum again.
Schwab highly praised the preparations for this summer's Davos annual meeting. He said that my team and I agreed that this annual meeting was the best of all the annual meetings, and all the delegates were very satisfied with Dalian's successful organization and reception. Whether it is the streets of the city, the arrangement of flowers, the venue layout, or the wonderful program of "Dalian Night" and excellent volunteer service, every detail is in pursuit of perfection, leaving a good impression on the participants. Everyone also felt that the whole city had been mobilized and every citizen was striving to be the best host. The success of this annual meeting, which has received extensive attention and favorable comments from news media all over the world, cannot be achieved without the thoughtful, meticulous and enthusiastic service of the Dalian host. We think Dalian is a very good partner of the World Economic Forum. We hope to further strengthen our cooperation in the future and look forward to returning to Dalian to hold the annual summer Davos conference in 2021.