On the evening of November 11th (Thursday)，Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Alkhorafi, the Consul General of the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Guangzhou attended the 2021 Global Mayors' Forum plenary meeting in Guangzhou, which co-organized by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and Guangzhou Municipal People's Government, and the World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments (the "UCLG") and the World Metropolis Association.
Several important Chinese leaders and important heads of International Organizations attended this event, Mr. Ma Biao, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and Mr. Lin Songtian, President of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and Mr. Wen Guohui, Mayor of Guangzhou City and Chairman of the World Metropolis Association, as well as Mrs. Emilia Saiz, Secretary-General of the World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments, delivered speeches at the meeting. In addition, Mr. Zhong Nanshan, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and winner of "Medal of the Republic" delivered a speech on the epidemic.
This forum aims to help global cities improve their governance innovation level and crisis response capabilities, promote anti-epidemic cooperation and experience exchange, and focuses on topics such as public health, new infrastructure, poverty reduction, climate change, improving urban resilience and carrying out urban renewal，in addition to sharing experiences of urban planning and construction, innovations related to urban governance and future urban development plans.