The other day, during the visit of the Mayor of Tallinn, Taavi Aas, to the People's Republic of China, he met with the Mayor of Beijing, Chen Jining, during which an agreement on cooperation between the two capitals was signed.
"This is a symbolic step towards moving to a higher level of contacts with Beijing, - Aas stressed. - By itself, a meeting at this level is evidence of a positive development of relations. Now we need to fill this agreement with real content."
The contract consists of nine points and declares the need for cooperation, primarily in such areas as electronic governance and the development of a “smart” city, landscaping, waste management, public transport and energy conservation, as well as tourism and cultural exchange.
The parties promise to facilitate the establishment of direct contacts between technology parks, enterprises, cultural institutions, education and civil society associations.