Islamabad Gets New Sister City From China
ISLAMABAD(APP): Mayor of Islamabad, Sheikh Anser Aziz met with the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi on Friday at Foreign Office. The purpose of the meeting was to apprise Tariq Fatimi on Mayor’s recent visit to China.
Sheikh Anser apprised that 2nd Mayor Conference held in Macau, an administrative region of China was attended by the mayors of twelve different cities and the he attended the meeting on the invitation of Chinese Government to represent Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation.
He informed the special assistant that conference was focused on role of different cities in Chinese Government’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative and in this context fruitful discussion about exchange of trade between the cities, economic development and promotion of tourism industry of the participating cities were held. He informed that key role of Islamabad in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was also discussed at length.
Mayor apprised the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi that during his visit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), regarding sister city status of Haikou, Capital of Chinese Province Hainan, was also signed.
He apprised that under the MoU, both cities will collaborate for promoting culture, sports, health, environment and commerce.