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    Published On : Mon, Jun 20th, 2016

    NMC, Jinan Municipal People’s Republic of China sign MoU on sister-city relations

    Chin Delegation Agerement at NMC Photo 20 June 2016 (1)
    Nagpur:
    The Jinan Municipal People’s Republic of China and Nagpur Municipal Corporation on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on sister city relations establishment. Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar and Jinan Municipal People’s Congress Director Xu Changyu signed the agreement. The signing of the pact was witnessed by Liu Xi’an, Secretary of Standing Committee of Jinan, Jiang Dongfeng, Deputy Director, Jinan Municipal Bureau of Commerce, Zhang Guangyu, Deputy Director, Foreign Affairs office, BiBohao, Section Chief, General Office Standing Committee, Guo Yikun, Divisional Chief and Interpreter, Foreign Affairs Office, Zhao Ning, Deputy Division Chief, Foreign Affairs Office from Chinese sid and a host of officials of NMC.

    The signing of the MoU between NMC and Jinan Municipal People’s Republic of China was result of an agreement signed between the Ministry of External Affairs, India and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China in New Delhi on May 20, 2013, to facilitate co-operation and linkages between India and Chinese Cities and states/provinces for closer co-operation between the local authorities of India and China. These cities will promote public policy, education, health, science, technology, tourism and culture.

    These cities will maintain regular contacts and carry out operations in the fields of sports, youth affairs, urban planning, waste water management, infrastructure, environment, public health and exchange of trade and commercial delegations. With the pact, the NMC and Jinan Municipal People’s Republic of

    Chin Delegation Agerement at NMC Photo 20 June 2016 (3)China have agreed on following aspects:
    • To establish sister-city relations and mechanisms for its implementation.
    • To maintain regular contacts including the designated authorities.
    • To carry out cooperation in the fields of education, health, science, technology, tourism and culture, sports, youth affairs, urban planning, waste water management, infrastructure, environment, public health.
    • To the above ends, the agreement undertakes exchanges between delegations, interaction between institutions, and sharing of experiences in areas of mutual interests.

    The agreement, however, does not create binding obligations among the parties. The agreement will come into force on the date of signature of the parties and shall remain in force for a period of five years unless either party gives a written notice on termination of the pact at least three months in advance.

    However, the termination of agreement will not affect completion of projects that are already in progress.

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