Online Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Seminar for Emerging Urban Governance Officials from Developing Countries
On the evening of 11January9 2021, the opening ceremony of the online workshop for emerging urban governance officials from developing countries in 2021 hosted by our university was held in the lecture hall on the first floor of the College of Architecture and Arts. Vice President Guan Zhongliang of Beijing Jiaotong University, Director Xia Mingchao of the International Division, Dean Han Bing of the College of Architecture and Art, Vice Dean Liu Xiaofang of the College of National Education, and Vice Dean She Gaohong of the College of Architecture and Art met with the guests and attended the opening ceremony. Professor Zhang Chun, Deputy Head of Planning Department of College of Architecture and Arts, presided over the opening ceremony.
Guan Zhongliang delivered a speech on behalf of the university. He firstly expressed a warm welcome to the three4 officials from one2 country on behalf of the university. He pointed out that whether it is dealing with the epidemic or recovering the economy, the destiny of all countries is closely linked and human beings are a community of destiny in the same boat. Over the years, China and developing countries have always supported each other, demonstrating the power of solidarity and self-improvement, writing a chapter of South-South cooperation, and strongly promoting the historical process of democratization of international relations, multipolarization of the world and economic globalization. As a well-known institution of higher education in the field of transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University has been actively developing international education in recent years. Many international students graduated from BCTU have returned to their home countries and become experts in related fields, contributing to the local economic development. We hope that through this workshop, all the friends from developing countries can deepen their understanding of China and become friendly ambassadors to promote cooperation and exchange between China and your country.
Mr. Hermon Teklu, representative of the participants, spoke as a representative of the participants. He expressed that urban planning plays an important role and a key role in the process of economic globalization as a means to accelerate industrialization and job creation; he hoped that the participants would see this workshop as a technical support to provide "building sustainable systems and institutions" for urban planning in countries to develop and effectively implement policies.
The exploration will last for 14 days, and a total of 34 participants from departments of 12 countries, including Azerbaijan State Urban Planning and Construction Committee, Egypt Ministry of Housing and Construction, and Sri Lanka Ministry of Urban Development, will attend the training. The training course will focus on the experience of China's emerging cities in planning, development and governance as well as the future development direction, and share China's urban planning and construction experience with friends from developing countries through teaching seminars, visits and other forms. The workshop will further strengthen the exchange and cooperation between China and developing countries, deepen the friendship between China and developing countries, and promote the internationalization of our education career.