Chengdu and Athens Formed Friendly Cooperative Relations
On January 21, 2019, Greece local time, the Signing Ceremony for the Establishment of Friendly Cooperative Relations between Chengdu and Athens was held in the Greek capital. The two parties will set up platforms through official channels to fuel additional non-state interactions between the two cities, including collaborations in fields such as culture, education, tourism, economy and trade. At the start of 2018, through recommendation by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), formal rapport was formed between Chengdu and Athens. In September 2018, a Chengdu delegate visited Greece and the two cities reached a preliminary consensus regarding the establishment of friendly cooperative relations. As of present, Chengdu has 59 international friendly cooperation relations cities.