- Xinhua Silk Road: The Forum for Cooperation between Local Governments and Friendly Cities of the RCEP 2023 begins in the Chinese province of Anhui
BEIJING, June 12, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- The 2023 RCEP Local Government and Friendly Cities (Huangshan) Cooperation Forum, dedicated to regional cooperation for a win-win future, was held in Huangshan city, east China's Anhui province, from June 9 to 10.
Around 500 guests, including heads of government from RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) member countries, executives from Fortune Global 500 companies and renowned companies, heads of national and foreign investment associations and institutions, and experts and national and foreign academics, met to discuss the new opportunities for economic and commercial cooperation of the RCEP.
Wang Qingxian, Governor of Anhui Province, noted in his welcome speech that this forum is one of the first events held after the full implementation of the RCEP, which demonstrates China's attitude and determination to expand and open up in all aspects. Wang suggested that intergovernmental cooperation be carried out through business-to-business cooperation, giving full prominence to the role of relations between friendly cities and business and economic associations, international organizations to jointly provide more opportunities for the business community.
Myanmar's Ambassador to China U Tin Maung Swe explained that this forum is a timely and meaningful platform for RCEP member countries and local governments to exchange views, which will help deepen local government cooperation. , bring socioeconomic benefits to RCEP member countries and improve the well-being of the population.
ASEAN Secretary-General-designate Gao Jinhong noted in a videotaped speech that RCEP member countries should strive to facilitate private enterprises, while incorporating more elements such as digitization and sustainable development into RCEP.
A pragmatic cooperation was achieved at the event. The RCEP Huangshan Forum Initiative 2023 was unveiled. Friendly relations have been established between Anhui Province and Attapeu Province of Lao, as well as between the Philippine city of Laoag and Huangshan. Six economic and trade cooperation projects and five cultural cooperation projects were signed for further cooperation between Anhui and RCEP member countries.
Exceptional companies such as Anhui Conch Group Co., Ltd, China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co., Ltd. participated in the forum. Yang Jun, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Anhui Conch Group, said the company will take this opportunity to enhance communication and exchange with local governments, enterprises, associations and investment institutions in RCEP member countries, with in order to explore business opportunities, as well as deepen regional cooperation and work together for a future in which everyone wins.
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