An exhibition featuring gifts given to Guangzhou from sister cities during the past 40 years is running from Oct 29 to Nov 28 at Guangzhou Urban Planning Exhibition Center.
The Guangzhou International Friendship City Gift Exhibition, hosted by the foreign affairs office of the Guangzhou municipal government, is a series activity of the Commemorative Meeting of 40 Years of International Sister Cities in Guangzhou, which is being held from Oct 31 to Nov 1.
Guangzhou signed a sister city contract with the Japanese city of Fukuoka in March 1979, making Fukuoka Guangzhou's first sister city.
After 40 years of development, Guangzhou has now signed sister city contracts or established cooperation with 76 cities in 54 countries, with 65 foreign consulates in the city.
Gifts from Guangzhou's sister cities, showcasing each city's distinct characteristics, symbolize Guangzhou's history of international cooperation.
Dozens of the exhibits collected in the Guangzhou Archives have been opened to the public for the first time during the event, allowing locals to feel the deep friendship between Guangzhou and its sister cities.
In addition, 20 awarded works from the photography competition themed on "Foreigners' perspective on Guangzhou" are on display at the exhibition.
A gift from Fukuoka in May 1999 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the sister city relationship between Guangzhou and Fukuoka is on display. [Photo/southcn.com]
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