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Nanchong Has Achieved Fruitful Results in Aligning with Countries along the “Belt and Road Initiative”
On June 25th, Nanchong People’s Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries participated in 2023 Sichuan Belt and Road International People-to-People Friendship Organization’s Meeting hosted by Sichuan Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries in Chengdu. The president of Nanchong People’s Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries, Zhao Qi, actively engaged in one-to-one negotiations with friendly orgnaizations from Morocco, South Asia, Malaysia and other countries and regions. They reached a consensus on education cooperation, trade procurement, cultural exchange, and achieved fruitful results.
During the exchange with Morocco, Mohammed Khalil, President of Morocco-China Association for Friendship and Exchange, highly praised Nanchong’s participation in the “China-Morocco Historical Cities Dialogue” and the “Sichuan-Morocco Youth Fun Sports Games”. He hoped that we would send representatives to visit Morocco and expressed his desire to visit Nanchong to further understand the situation of new energy vehicles, motorcycles, hardware machinery, and other products with his willingness to engage in procurement activities.
During the exchange with Anoop Bhattarai, President of Organization for South Asian Regional Friendship and Cooperation with China and President of Nepal China Executives Council, he expressed great optimism about Nanchong’s superior geographical location, rich cultural landscapes, and favorable industrial development. He immediately instructed accompanying personnel to coordinate with universities’ needs in Nanchong, and recommend international students. Then, he planned to organize a visit to Nanchong by outstanding entrepreneurs from South Asia in August this year for research, exchange, and to hold a business matchmaking meeting as well.
During the exchange with Dato Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan, President of Malaysia China Friendship Association, upon learning about Nanchong’s rich cultural resources in “Silk Culture” and “Spring Festival Culture”, as well as its abundant exhibition resources and numerous universities, he expressed a desire to strengthen cooperation in developing the exhibition economy and exchanging students. He particularly expressed a strong interest in having Nanchong acrobatic troupe perform in Malaysia to promote cultural exchange and mutual appreciation for both sides, and to share the achievements of civilization. Meanwhile, he also expressed his efforts to facilitate the establishment of a sister city relationship between Nanchong and Terengganu State in Malaysia.
This matchmaking activity promoted the exchanges among civil society organizations from countries along the “Belt and Road Initiative”, Vice Governor Yang Xingping attended the conference and delivered a speech. Bhokin Bhalakula, President of Thai-Chinese Culture and Economy Association, former President of Parliament and former Vice Premier, Tian Zhigang, Deputy Director General of East Asia Affairs of the CPAFFC and Ek Sam OL, President of Cambodia-China Friendship Association, Member of the Permanent Committee of the Standing Committee, Cambodia People’s Party also participated in this activity. SIFA President Hong Liu and representatives from friendly organizations from South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Europe, and other countries engaged in extensive offline and online exchanges. These discussions laid a solid foundation for strengthening cultural exchanges, deepening economic and trade cooperation, and fostering youth friendship, and also have contributed to writing a new chapter in the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.