On 2 November 2020, Ms. Wang Hongliu, Director of General Affairs and Coordination Division of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) attended the 2020 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (Beijing) Xuzhou Promotion Conference and delivered remarks.
Ms. Wang first read out the congratulatory letter signed by Mr. Chen Dehai, Secretary-General of ACC at the conference. Mr. Chen wrote that Xuzhou is a beautiful city with time-honoured history and excellent location. With its tradition of openness, Xuzhou will become a new destination of business investment and an important partner of friendly exchanges and practical cooperation for member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). ASEAN-China Centre would like to make greater contribution to the development of friendly exchanges among ASEAN member states, China and SCO in Xuzhou.
At the conference, Ms. Wang also exchanged views with the officials of SCO and Xuzhou government.
The promotion conference was presided over by Mr. Sherali Jonon, Deputy Secretary-General of SCO. Mr. Vladimir Norov, Secretary-General of SCO sent a congratulatory video for the conference. Mr. Zhou Tiegen, Secretary of the CPC Xuzhou Municipal Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People’s Congress briefed on the economic and social development of Xuzhou. Mr. Xu Donghai, Vice Mayor of Xuzhou, gave update on the preparations for the 2020 SCO (Xuzhou) Local and Regional Cooperation Conference, which would be held from 25 to 28 November 2020.
Around 100 guests attended the promotion conference, including permanent representatives of China, Russia, India and Pakistan to SCO, diplomats from embassies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Belarus, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nepal, Turkey, Egypt and Qatar in China.