Akimat of Astana received a delegation from China
According to the official website of capital akimat, the parties discussed plans for further cooperation in various fields.
Today took place the meeting of Deputy akim of Astana Yermek of Anansewa and Secretary of CCP Committee of Chengdu city, Mr. fan Guipin.
«Our countries are actively developing mutually beneficial cooperation in all areas. China is one of the main business partners of our Republic. A new impetus to the further expansion and deepening of cooperation between our countries and cities was given by the initiative to create the silk road economic belt», - Deputy mayor of Astana Yermek Amanshayev said during the meeting.
At the same time, according to him, the idea of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to revive the Great silk road is closely intertwined with the initiative of President XI Jinping «one belt - one road».
He also noted the special role of modern cities as the main driving force of growth.
«The young capital of Kazakhstan is developing dynamically. Over 20 years, the industrial production of the city has increased 23 times. A great impetus to the economic development of the capital gave the international exhibition «EXPO-2017». In the framework of the project smart city managed to bring a number of innovative projects: the smart hospital, smart school, and street lighting, as well as intelligent contact center of the akimat of the city. The main joint project that unites us in the economic sphere is the construction of LRT in Astana. But these are just a few examples that reflect the high dynamics of the development of our city,» Yermek Amanshayev said and expressed confidence that today's meeting will provide a huge base and impetus for the establishment and development of partnership between Astana and Chengdu within the sister cities.
As a promising direction for cooperation, E. Amanshayev called the spheres of tourism, culture, education, including the exchange of personnel.
«The mayor's office of Astana is preparing a large program for the development of the tourism industry. All projects of Astana are very closely intertwined with the big project «one belt – one road». It is of great importance for us to establish friendly relations with other megacities of the world, including the cities of China. Today, such relations are established with 46 cities of the world, including Beijing and Urumqi. During your visit, we hope to find common ground for further cooperation with you», - concluded the Deputy mayor of Astana.
Party Secretary, CPC Chengdu city, Mr. Fan Guipin supported his words.
«It is a great honor for me to meet you in Astana. The purpose of our visit is to strengthen friendly relations between our countries. We were deeply impressed by the 20 – year success of your city. Our city is one of the 9 largest cities in China, its population is 20 million people. It is famous for its history and culture, there are many exhibitions and fairs. In this regard, we are very interested in the experience of Astana in terms of the exhibition «EXPO-2017». I would also like to learn from the experience of Astana in the construction of a new zone of the city», - he said.
For further cooperation, he proposed to strengthen partnership and trade relations with the city of Astana.
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