Copenhagen and Beijing Become Sister Cities
03 July 2012
Society and living
Copenhagen is looking forward to a strong partnership with Beijing. The sister city agreement signed by the two capitals on June 26 paves the way for collaboration in the areas of sustainable solutions, energy efficiency, culture, health and science.
On June 26 the Mayor of Beijing, Mr Guo Jinlong, and the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Mr Frank Jensen, signed a mutual agreement between their two cities, writes Copenhagen Municipality on their website.
Lord Mayor Jensen underlined that the agreement was a sign of the good relations between China and Denmark:
- Our two countries have strong and friendly ties, and I am very honoured that Beijing took this initiative, says Lord Mayor Frank Jensen.
- The agreement between Beijing and Copenhagen fits well into the national agreement on collaboration between China and Denmark, he continues.
The two capitals have shared interests in the area of sustainable urban development. Copenhagen is the ideal place for developing and testing innovative green solutions. Copenhagen cleantech firms are among the world's most successful. Combined with the city’s ambition to become the first carbon-neutral capital in 2025, this makes Copenhagen the ideal proving ground for developing ideas that can be applied in cities worldwide.