Fez (Morocco)

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-01-12

The 3rd biggest city in Morocco, Fez is located in northern Morocco, with an area of 16, 300 sq.km and a population of 1.45 million.
Date of sister-city relationship establishment: Dec. 29, 2015
The city of Fez in northern Morocco is the capital of Fez-Boulemane region, the 3rd biggest city and the culture and art center in Morocco. It covers an area of 16, 300 sq.km and has a population of 1.45 million. One of the oldest imperial cities in Morocco, Fez is named as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO. The city is famous for agriculture and the industries of leather processing and food processing, but the textile, machinery and electronic industries are developing fast in recent years.
Exchanges between Chengdu and Fez
In 2011, by the recommendation of the mayor of Montpellier, a sister city of Chengdu , the two cities of Chengdu and Fez began a series of friendly programs of exchanges and cooperation in the fields of business, culture, tourism, etc.
In October, 2013, a delegation from Chengdu arrived in Fez and had talks with deputy mayor of Fez on promoting bilateral cooperation.
Chengdu sent representatives to take part in Fez International Friendly City Conference in 2014 and 2015.
In May, 2015, Chengdu signed a memorandum of understanding on establishing the relationship of friendly cooperation with Fez.
In May, 2015, a delegation from the Moroccan government arrived in Shuangliu County of Chengdu to inspect the use of household methane in order to learn from the experience of utilizing methane in solving energy problems in rural areas. The Moroccan government planned to first apply the knowledge in the areas of Fez.
Fez municipal government hopes to expand the fields of exchange, deepen bilateral understanding and establish sister-city relationship with Chengdu, a city of rapid development and growing internationalization. In July, 2015, mayor of Fez sent a letter to Tang Liangzhi, mayor of Chengdu and expressed his wish to establish the sister-city relationship with Chengdu.

Chengdu Establishes Sister-City Relationship with Fez

On December 29th, the 19th Session of the Standing Committee of the 16th Chengdu People’s Congress approved through voting to establish a sister-city relationship with Fez, Morocco.

Dec 30, 2015

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