U.S.-China Governors Summit in Kentucky Offers ‘Opportunity for Constructive Dialogue’
May 21, 2019 (EIRNS)—The Fifth Annual “U.S.-China Governors’ Collaboration Summit,” meeting May 22-24 in Lexington, Kentucky, “offers a tremendous opportunity for constructive dialogue that will pave the way for a brighter economic future in both of our nations,” as Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in early April. “We are at a pivotal juncture in U.S.-China relations,” he continued, “and this gathering will provide a platform for progress, cultural understanding and development of mutually beneficial trade relationships.”
The annual summit is co-sponsored by the U.S. National Governors Association (NGA) and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). It alternates its meetings between the two countries. State and Federal government representatives, diplomats, corps, trade offices, industry and non-governmental organizations will be represented, from the U.S. side, the NGA announced; from the Chinese side, officials from CPAFFC and the provinces of Chongqing, Shaanxi, Jiangxi and Gansu will head delegations to the forum, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang reported today. China’s Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai was also scheduled to address the delegates.
“The active participation of local governments of both countries have demonstrated sincere will for strengthening sub-national exchange and cooperation. I believe this forum will inject new impetus into the efforts to deepen friendship and cooperation between the two countries,”
Lu Kang said.