The 2017 BRICS Friendship Cities and Local Governments Cooperation Forum was held in the central Chinese city of Chengdu, the provincial city of Sichuan, from July 11 to 13.
Over 180 guests participate in discussions on topics “City Internationalization” and “Education Exchange”.
Oleg A. Kosolapov, deputy mayor of Russia’s Blagoveschensk, said, “Our city and the city of Heihe in China are just 750 meters away from each other. For us, strengthening cooperation with Heihe is very important.”
“There are two ways of promoting cooperation between cities. One is through culture and sports, another is through economic cooperation by all BRICS countries. It is good that Chinese President Xi proposed the Belt and Road Initiative, so all of us can work together to promote economic development for all countries.” Kosolapov said.
The BRICS Cooperation Mechanism is an important session of the 2017 summit and has become a major platform for members to promote cooperation.