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Shanghai mayor visits Istanbul and calls for closer cooperation in more fields

June 11, 2018

Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong led a delegation to visit Turkey from June 7 to 10 and met with Mevlut Uysal, mayor of Istanbul.

During the meeting, Ying said Shanghai and Istanbul established the twin city tie in 1989 and the two cities have carried out extensive cooperation and achieved great results ever since.

Both as important juncture cities along the Belt and Road countries, Shanghai and Istanbul have great potential in cooperation, which is expected to be further strengthened in trade, traffic, ports, education and tourism. The two cities can also learn from each other’s experiences, Ying added.