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China and Slovenia formally established diplomatic relations in May 1992. In order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Slovenia, Chengdu and Ljubljana, the first pairs of sister cities of the two countries, held a ceremony on the evening of May 10, local time.
The "Lighting Ceremony to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Slovenia" was held at 8 p.m. on May 10 at the Tianfu Twin Towers of Chengdu Financial City. The city of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, lit up its landmark building Three Bridges in red all night on the same day, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Slovenia and the 40 years of sister city relations between the two cities.
In addition, on the afternoon of May 10, Chengdu and Ljubljana also held a "online conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the sister cities between Chengdu and Ljubljana". It is understood that the two cities established sister city relationships in October 1981, and since the establishment of the relationship, the two cities have carried out rich exchanges and cooperation in the fields of economic and trade exchanges, personnel exchanges, and cultural tourism. At the meeting, the Foreign Affairs Office of the Chengdu Municipal Government and the Department of International Relations of Ljubljana signed the Memorandum of Sister City Cooperation 2022-2026, and unveiled the gift sculptures between the two cities.
Edited by Lei Lei
Image Source: the Foreign Affairs Office of the Chengdu Municipal Government
Source: Chengdu Daily