Copenhagen’s Vice Mayor visited Beijing

Vice Mayor of Copenhagen, Ms. Pia Allerslev, visited Beijing to follow up on Copenhagen’s sister city agreement with the Chinese capitol.

Vice Mayor of Culture and Leisure of Copenhagen, Ms. Pia Allerslev. Photo: Hasse Ferrold

Vice Mayor of Culture and Leisure of Copenhagen, Ms. Pia Allerslev. Photo: Hasse Ferrold

The Vice Mayor of Culture and Leisure of Copenhagen, Ms. Pia Allerslev, visited Beijing from the 15th of December to the 20th of December in order to follow up on Copenhagen’s sister city agreement with Beijing that was signed in June 2012.

Vice Mayor Allerslev met the Vice Mayor of Beijng, Mr. Lu Wei, on the 17th of December in the City Hall of Beijing together with Søren Jacobsen, Deputy Head of Mission of the Danish Embassy in China.

“Our two countries have strong and friendly ties and the sister city agreement between Beijing & Copenhagen fits well into the national strategic partnership between China and Denmark,” said Vice Mayor Allerslev during the meeting.

“Copenhagen has accumulated rich experiences related to design, creative industry and sustainable development. We would very much like to have further cooperation with Beijing within these areas.”

During the meeting both sides agreed that the two capitals have shared interests in many areas including cultural cooperation and sustainable urban development.

“The sister city agreement help to improve collaboration in the areas such as cultural cooperation and sustainable urban development,” said Vice Mayor Lu.

“We welcome more cooperation in cultural activities to take place in both cities, and we welcome more designers come to Beijing and more Chinese artists to visit Copenhagen.”

Vice Mayor Allerslev also gave speeches at Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group and the International Chinese Cultural International Expo about cultural cooperation between Denmark and China.

During the visit, the Vice Mayor’s delegation participated in a work group meeting about urban planning.

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