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Changsha, Belarus’ City of Mogilev Become Sister Cities

Updated: 2020-06-12

On June 10, Zheng Jianxin, deputy secretary of the CPC Changsha Municipal Committee, mayor of Changsha, and secretary of the CPC Working Committee of the Hunan Xiangjiang New Area, signed an agreement online with Vladimir Tsumarev, mayor of Mogilev, Belarus to establish a sister city relationship between the two cities.

According to the agreement, the two cities will strengthen cooperation and exchanges in economy, trade, culture, science, technology and education to promote common development and prosperity.

Changsha and Mogilev signed a Letter of Intent for the establishment of friendship-city relationship in June 2017. Since then, the two cities have conducted extensive exchanges and cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, culture, youth exchanges, with remarkable results achieved. 

For three consecutive years, the two cities have put public service advertisements on landmark buildings on the New Year's Day and during the Chinese Spring Festival to send each other New Year wishes. This deepened the understanding and friendship between the people of the two cities.

The COVID-19 epidemic broke out worldwide this year. Both cities immediately expressed sympathy and support to each other. Recently, Changsha donated masks to the virus-hit Mogilev to help it overcome the difficulties.

So far, Changsha has established friendly and cooperative relations with 52 cities in 31 countries on 5 continents. Among them, 14 have been approved by high-level officials of both sides to conclude formal sister city agreements. The sister city work has played an active role in serving the country's overall diplomacy, Hunan's opening up and rise, and Changsha's international exchanges and cooperation.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen

Chinese source: icswb.com