The official delegation from the Daejeon City led by Vice-Mayor Park Young-soon visited the city of Kazan, where UCLG-Eurasia headquarters is located, to discuss possible aspects of mutual cooperation as well as the UCLG World Congress that will take place in Durban (South Africa) on November 11-15, 2019.
The meeting, which took place on July 2 in the Kazan City Hall, was attended by Lyudmila Andreeva, Deputy Head of the Municipality of Kazan, Rasikh Sagitov, Secretary General of UCLG-Eurasia, Anna Arkhipova, PR-Specialist of UCLG-Eurasia and others.
Welcoming the guests, Lyudmila Andreeva has noted that Kazan and Daejeon have friendly relations. In particular, in 2017, a memorandum of mutual cooperation was signed between two cities. “We especially appreciate our relations with South Korea in the field of education. In this direction, the Kazan Federal University has been doing a great job. The Korean language has been taught there for many years”, - Lyudmila Andreeva said.
In turn, the vice-mayor of Daejeon Park Young-soon said that the city plans to put its candidacy to hold the UCLG World Congress in 2022. “A large number of international events take place in our city, including the events organized by UCLG ASPAC. We are sure that our experience will allow us to hold a congress at the high level”, - Park Young-soon said.
Lyudmila Andreeva supported the initiative of the delegation and wished them good luck. She also added that the main platform for building friendly relations is the World Organization “United Cities and Local Governments” that celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.
Credits: Denis Gordiyko