JINAN, China, Sept. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — According to Dazhong Daily report:

On September 25, the World Cities Forum and Regional Leaders Summit 2023 was convened in Jinan, Shandong. Guests from more than 30 countries and regions gathered in the province to renew friendship and seek cooperation, writing a new chapter in the development of cooperation between sister cities.

Lin Wu, secretary of the Shandong CPC Provincial Committee, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. Zhou Naixiang, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee and Governor of Shandong Province, Ge Huijun, Chairman of the Shandong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and Yang Dongqi, Vice Chairman and Secretary of the Chinese Congress Party. Standing Committee of the Shandong Provincial People’s Committee also attended the event.

Paulette Bethel, Ambassador of the Bahamas to China, Yan Dong, Vice President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Alan Winde, Premier of the Western Cape of South Africa, Li Jie, Vice President of the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, Kang Byungsam, mayor of Jeju, Republic of Korea, and Chen Yuming, vice president of the China Public Diplomacy Association, delivered remarks.

Governor Zhou Naixiang and Prime Minister Alan Winde jointly signed a memorandum of understanding between Shandong and the Western Cape to further strengthen friendly cooperative relations.

At the opening ceremony, 8 results were released, including the Initiative on the International Science and Innovation Alliance for the Development of Green and Low-Carbon Renewable Energy, the Initiative on the Construction of a Small Satellite Program for Detection of Greenhouse Gases, the Initiative on Green and Low-Carbon Urban Development, Jinan Initiative on Green Transportation Cooperation and Development, Jinan Initiative on Child Care, Green Development Action Initiative, Action Plan Beacon action for green construction and Hand in hand for a shared future: 20 years of Shandong Province and RLS.

The event was sponsored by the People’s Government of Shandong Province and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries with the theme of Green Development and Low-Carbon Living. It included more than 20 activities, such as the opening ceremony, the plenary meeting of the Regional Leaders Summit, the round table of the world cities forum, bilateral and multilateral talks, educational and economic events, a tour to Jinan, an exhibition on the intangible cultural heritage and artistic performance.

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