According to the press conference of the Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region recently, the China-ASEAN Mayors' Forum 2019 will be held from September 17 to 19 in Nanning. About 300 guests from China and other countries will gather in Nanning to deliberate on the sustainable development of cities. Adhering to a new vision, the forum will focus on hotspot issues, such as construction of New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, building of cooperation platforms that dock with industrial and commercial circles and improvement of people's livelihood. Through delivery of speeches on keynote and sub-topics, interviews and dialogues, it will tap into new paths and new channels for cooperation with concerted efforts.
Themed on "Promoting Cooperation and Sustainable Development of China-ASEAN Cities, Jointly Creating a Bright Future along the Silk Road", the China-ASEAN Mayors' Forum 2019 adheres to the new prospect and new requirement of developing Guangxi into "an international channel towards ASEAN countries, a new strategic stronghold for opening up and development of southeastern and south-central China, and eventually an important portal for joining the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and the Silk Road Economic Belt", facilitates the platform establishment for exchanges, cooperation and innovative development of China-ASEAN cities, serves to the "Belt and Road" initiative, and launches practical measures for China-ASEAN cities to take part in advancing the "Belt and Road" initiative, seize opportunities, give full play to their strengths and take actions.