Wei Minzhou and Shangguan Jiqing Meet with Silk Road Economic Belt City Round Table Guests
On the afternoon of September 19, Wei Minzhou, Member of CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee and Secretary of CPC Xi'an Municipal Committee, together with Mayor Shangguan Jiqing, met with guests both home and abroad participating in the Fourth Silk Road Economic Belt City Round Table and Cooperation Week.
They extended welcome to the participating guests, and briefed about the social economic development of Xi'an.Wei said that, ever since President Xi Jinping put forward the great Belt and Road Initiative, Xi'an has actively responded and convened three sessions of the Silk Road Economic Belt City Round Table , issued Xi'an Declaration on Joint Construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt, signed MOU on Deepening Practical Cooperation among Silk Road Economic Belt Cities, and built an important platform for the exchanges and cooperation of cities along the Silk Road.
Wei said that, as the starting point of ancient Silk Road, Xi'an boasts an advantageous geographical position, beautiful and livable urban environment and profound science and technology strength. At present, the city is exerting all her efforts to push forward the construction of the pilot area for comprehensive innovation and reform and of the national self innovation pilot area in Xi'an Hi-tech Industries Zone, competing for grasping the opportunities for the country to set up self trade pilot areas in Shaanxi, construct the city into the new starting point of the Silk Road Economic Belt, construct it into inland China high ground for reform and opening up, and accelerate the efforts to build the city into an international metropolis.It was expected to further promote friendship among the cities along the Silk Road, deepen cultural exchanges and speed up industrial cooperation through the efforts of the round table.We sincerely welcome guests and business people both home and abroad to come to Xi'an, cast their investment in the city, settle down in the city so as to achieve win-win cooperation.
Judit Raj, MP of India Parliament People's House, on behalf of the guests from cities along the Silk road, expressed their appreciation for the warm reception of Xi'an City. He said that, the participating guests were greatly impressed by the profound history and culture, the scientific and R & D strength and especially by the rapid economic development and great changes taken place in the city in recent years.Many guests home and abroad said that, the great Belt and Road Initiative put forward by President Xi Jinping, is in line with the fundamental benefits of countries and people along the Silk Road.Xi'an is deeply bonded with the cities along the Silk Road, they hoped to deepen cooperation with Xi'an in the fields of science and technology, culture, tourism, economic and trade so as to jointly push forward the prosperity and development of the cities along the Silk Road.
Also present at the meeting were Director-General Zhang Yangbin from the General Office of CPAFFC, the municipal leaders of Han Baosheng and Zhang Jianzheng.
[Source:Xi'an Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office ]