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Beijing, Copenhagen sign MoU on cooperation in sustainable development

(Xinhua)

08:52, September 27, 2012

COPENHAGEN, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The city authorities of Beijing and Copenhagen signed here Wednesday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) strengthening collaboration on sustainable planning and construction, the first since the two capitals entered a twin-city partnership three months ago.

Beijing Vice Mayor Chen Gang and Copenhagen Lord Mayor Frank Jensen inked the deal at a ceremony at Copenhagen Town Hall, which was also attended by delegations from both city's councils, and Chinese and Danish business representatives.

"We look forward to strengthening the relations between Beijing and Copenhagen in the years to come and we are looking forward to concrete projects between the two cities together with partners from business and industry and also from universities," Jensen said after signing the MoU.

Launched in June, the "sister-city partnership" between Beijing and Copenhagen is expected to boost cooperation on meeting energy efficiency and renewable energy targets, and in reducing traffic congestion problems in the two cities.

Chen, who is visiting Denmark on Sept. 25-27, said Copenhagen has made great efforts in creating a green and sustainable urban environment.

In a press statement he added that the MoU would "give rise to strong impetus for both sides to carry out practical communication and cooperation in relevant areas, from which citizens of (our) respective cities will surely benefit."

Under the MoU, the two cities will establish a working group on sustainability in planning and construction, with the group set to meet at least once a year to advance dialogue and cooperation and involve enterprises from both sides, the statement added.

Practical benefits accruing to both cities from the partnership include developing sustainable urban heating and cooling infrastructure, and public transport systems.


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