Shanghai Mayor Gong Zheng meets UAE Ambassador
Shanghai Mayor Gong Zheng yesterday met Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to China, who attended the Pujiang Innovation Forum held in Shanghai.
China and the United Arab Emirates are comprehensive strategic partners and the cooperation between the two countries has steadily deepened in various fields. Shanghai has always attached importance to exchanges and cooperation with the UAE, said Gong.
Since the establishment of a twin relationship with Dubai in 2000, fruitful cooperation in the fields of finance, trade, urban construction and culture has been conducted between the two cities, noted the mayor.
“As a showcase for China’s reform and opening up, Shanghai is deepening its construction of five centers and a modern international metropolis. The UAE has a lot of development experience that Shanghai can learn from. the opportunity to jointly implement the “Belt and Road” strategy to create more cooperation strengths in the fields of technological innovation, smart cities and artificial intelligence, and promote mutually beneficial cooperation “, Gong added.
Al Dhaheri congratulated Shanghai on its great achievements in economic and social development.
He said relations between the UAE and China have entered a golden period, with fruitful results in bilateral trade and vaccine cooperation. The ambassador hoped that the two countries would further strengthen their cooperation in the fields of AI, advanced materials, biotechnology, healthcare, climate change and environmental protection.
Rashed Alqemzi, the Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in Shanghai, was also present.