Ilsur Metshin and Guangzhou Mayor Guo Yonghang discussed cooperation between
the two cities. The meeting took place in the capital of the Chinese province
of Guangdong. The parties agreed to study the experience, as well as to
exchange best practices in urban economy and develop joint projects.
visit, Ilsur Metshin visited the Guangzhou City Planning Exhibition Center and
the Municipal Office. The head of the capital of Tatarstan got acquainted with
the achievements of Guangzhou in construction, plans for the development of the
city, and municipal educational system.
Canton Tower, the Mayor of Kazan met with the Mayor of Guangzhou. Guo Yonghang
noted that since the signing of the agreement on the conclusion of twinning
relations between the cities, close and friendly ties have developed, and a
solid foundation for future cooperation has been laid. The Mayor of Guangzhou
stressed that trade and economic relations are developing between Russia and
China, the countries are exchanging experience in tourism, sports and culture.
The main tasks for today are to reach a higher level of mutually beneficial
cooperation, Guo Yonghang believes.
Ilsur Metshin expressed gratitude for the support in economic development of
Kazan, which Guangzhou has been providing since the establishment of twinning
relations. The Mayor of the capital of the republic of Tatarstan noted that
Kazan will contribute to strengthening cooperation in sports, science and
technology, education, youth exchange, and strive to create an exemplary model
At the end
of the meeting, Ilsur Metshin invited the Mayor of Guangzhou to visit the Games
of the Future, which will be held in Kazan in February 2024. Guo Yonghang, as
the head of the city, which is one of the centers of cybersports in China,
expressed his readiness to visit Tatarstan.
Guangzhou have been twin cities since 2012. The cities plan to participate in
joint events, such as the round table of Mayors at the Kazan Digital Week forum
and the Canton Exhibition in Guangzhou. Earlier, representatives of Guangzhou
visited the Russia-Chinese forum in Kazan.
and Kazan are members of the World Association of Cities and the World
Organization United Cities and Local Governments. During the 14th Metropolis
World Congress, the Mayor of Kazan was elected regional Vice-President of the
organization and headed the Eurasia section. Guangzhou Mayor Guo Yonghang is
the co-president of Metropolis.