沈阳市人民政府外事办公室
前  言/PREFACE


50年前的今天,中国恢复了在联合国的合法席位,成为增进人民友谊、推动国际合作、维护世界和平的重要力量。在这个值得纪念的日子里,我们策划并推出了“我们的朋友遍天下——沈阳市‘结知名友城,缔百城之好’线上图片展”,展示我市100个友城的多彩风姿,共同憧憬友城交流与合作的美好未来,以友城工作的优异成绩庆祝中国共产党成立100周年华诞。

国之交在于民相亲,民相亲在于心相通。友城交流是我国公共外交和民间外交的重要载体,是城市外交的重要渠道,也是国家总体外交的重要组成部分。当今世界快速发展,需要国与国之间更多增进交流和了解,更需要城与城之间搭建更多的沟通和交流桥梁。

沈阳市始终重视友城在对外开放中的重要作用,按照“态度积极、步骤稳妥、友好当先、注重实效”的友城工作方针,坚持“数质并举”,全面推进我市友城工作健康、可持续发展。从1980年缔结第一个友好城市开始,已经与全球44个国家的22个城市结为友好城市、78个城市结为友好合作关系城市,圆满完成了“结知名友城,缔百城之好”的工作目标,沈阳“朋友圈”遍布五大洲,实现了友城的全覆盖。我市与友城之间高层互访频繁、经贸合作亮点不断、相互了解日益加深,交流领域向纵深发展,友城合作涵盖了经贸、科技、文化、教育、艺术、医疗、青少年等众多领域,变成了面对面的促进、点对点的对接,经贸的补充、文化的融合、人才的培养、体育的互动、道义的支持。尤其是全球新冠肺炎疫情爆发以来,我市与国际友城交流经验、互赠物资、共克时艰、抗击疫情,传递了沈阳与国际友城同舟共济、患难相知的情谊,彰显了友城友谊的弥足珍贵。透过国际友城窗口,世界更深地了解沈阳;通过国际友城桥梁,沈阳也更深地融入了世界,全面提升了沈阳的国际化城市建设水平。

结谊五洲,共赢未来,是友城间的共同期盼。站在“十四五”的新起点,沈阳正向着“推动新时代全面振兴全方位振兴取得新突破、建设国家中心城市”的目标大步迈进。我们将按照“讲友谊、讲实效、讲互利”的原则深入推进与友好城市间全方位、宽领域、多层次的交流合作,促进经济互利共赢、文化相互借鉴、人民友好交往,努力成为新时代中外地方合作的典范。

回望过去,百城百图彰显了沈阳与友城间的深厚情谊;展望未来,开放自信的沈阳将敞开胸怀,广结天下宾朋,“朋友圈”将不断扩大,友谊之树将更加根深叶茂!


On this very day 50 years ago, China restored its lawful seat in the United Nations, and has from then consistently contributed its share as an important participant to enhancing friendship between peoples, promoting international cooperation and upholding world peace. On this historic day, we launch the "Our Friends Are All Over the World" Shenyang Online Photo Exhibition in Celebration of its Friendship with 100 Renowned Cities to showcase the allure of 100 international friendship cities of Shenyang, envision the promising exchanges and cooperation between the friendship cities, and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China with the remarkable achievements in work related to friendship cities.

Friendship among people boosts relations between countries, while mutual understanding enhances friendship. Friendship city exchanges serves as a major platform of China's public diplomacy and non-governmental diplomacy, a key channel of city diplomacy and an important part of China's overall diplomacy. The rapid development of the world requires not only more exchanges and better mutual understanding between countries, but also more communication and exchange bridges between cities.

Shenyang has always attached great importance to the role of friendship cities in its opening up. In accordance with the working policy of "positive attitude, steady steps, priority on enhancing friendship and delivering solid outcomes", Shenyang adheres to balanced development in terms of " both quantity and quality", and comprehensively promotes friendship-city-related work in a sound and sustainable manner. Since the establishment of the first friendship city relationship in 1980, Shenyang has established sister city relations with 22 cities and friendly and cooperative relations with 78 cities of 44 countries, and successfully accomplished the goal of "establishing friendly relationship with 100 renowned cities". Shenyang's broad network of friends have expanded to cover five continents. With frequent high-level mutual visits, constant highlights of economic and trade cooperation and deepening mutual understanding, exchanges and cooperation between Shenyang and its friendship cities have covered a diversified range of areas such as economy and trade, science and technology, culture, education, art, public health and youth exchanges in various forms including face-to-face meetings and activities, business-to-business matchmakings, economic and trade cooperation, cultural exchanges, talent training, sports events as well as donations and supports in times of difficulty. At the sudden outbreak of COVID-19, Shenyang and its friendship cities have exchanged experience and epidemic prevention materials, taken joint response to common challenges, and demonstrated the valuable friendship between the cities which have stood firmly with each other in overcoming the difficulties together. The international friendship cities have opened a window for the world to have a deeper understanding of Shenyang; The international friendship cities have also provided a bridge for Shenyang to integrate into the world and facilitate its development as an international city.

Making friends across five continents for win-win outcomes is the common aspiration of the friendship cities. Standing at the new starting point of the 14th Five-Year Plan period, Shenyang is making great strides towards the goal of "making new breakthroughs in revitalization across the board in the new era and building a national central city". In accordance with the working principle featured by "priority on enhancing friendship and delivering solid win-win outcomes", we will further promote all-round, wide-ranging and multi-level exchanges and cooperation with our friendship cities, promote win-win economic cooperation, cultural exchanges and people-to-people exchanges, and strive to become a model of regional cooperation between China and other countries in the new era.

Looking back, the photos on the 100 international friendship cities have demonstrated the time-honoured friendship between Shenyang and its friendship cities; Looking ahead, the open and confident Shenyang will embrace friends across the world. The network of friends will be further broadened and the tree of friendship will yield even more fruits!



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