At the 4th China-UK Regional Leaders' Summit held in Dalian on October 16th, the Dalian Municipal Government and relevant parties signed seven friendly cooperation agreements with the local governments, schools and enterprises in the UK, covering various fields such as economy, education, sports and friendly city cooperation. Tan Zuojun, member of Standing Committee of CPC Provincial Committee and Municipal Party Committee Secretary, Vice Governor Chen Lvping, Mayor Tan Chengxu, Vice President of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries Song Jingwu, Deputy Mayor Jin Guowei, David Stirling, Head of the Civil Service of Northern Ireland, Situ Na, deputy director of the British Embassy in China, Eva Pohland, mayor of Glasgow, Dan Jarvis, mayor of Sheffield, and Jonathan Nain, Speaker of Northampton City Council, attended the signing ceremony.
Since Dalian became a friendly city with Glasgow in 1987, personnel exchanges between the two cities have become increasingly close and extensive cooperation has been carried out in economic, trade, cultural, academic and sports fields. This time, the Agreement between Dalian and Glasgow on Deepening Sports Exchange, signed by Tan Chengxu and Eva Pohland, reaffirmed the consensus of deepening friendly cooperation between the two cities, and decided to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in sports, continue to encourage exchanges and exchanges between badminton players and coaches between Dalian International Tennis Center and Glasgow Sports Institute, and the two cities will also send coaches and players to participate in each other's training camps. The agreement between Dalian and Northampton on the establishment of friendly and cooperative relations, signed by Jin Guowei and Jonathan Nain, has opened a new chapter in the deepening of friendly cooperation between the two cities. It shows that the two cities have reached a consensus and will carry out friendly exchanges and cooperation in a wide range of fields such as economy and trade, high and new technology, culture, education, medical care, sports, administration and tourism, so as to jointly promote prosperity and development and contribute to the development of friendly relations between China and the UK.
The agreements also being signed are Dalian Vocational and Technical College and the British Northwest College Cooperation Agreement" , "Dalian University Academy of Fine Arts and Glasgow Academy of Fine Arts Cooperation Agreement" ,"Dalian Foreign Languages University and Queen's University Belfast Cooperation Agreement", “Dalian Lyushunkou District Government and British Yingchuang Technology Co., Ltd. Cooperation Agreement", and “Cooperation Agreement between Dalian Huayuankou Economic Zone and Northampton University Research Center for China and Emerging Economies and British Entrepreneur Center”. The two sides will conduct in-depth exchanges and cooperation in such fields as industry, science and technology, academia and education based on these friendly cooperation agreements.