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EU-China Mayors Forum to be attended by President Barroso and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao

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The European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao have confirmed their participation in the EU-China Mayors Forum, the city networking flagship event of the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership, to be held on 19-20 September in Brussels.

Co-organised by the Covenant of Mayors Office and the Chinese Association of Mayors, the Forum is supported by the European Commission's DG Energy and the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

This first edition will mark the kick-off of annual events to be organised alternately in Europe and China. It will bring together EU and Chinese Mayors, local decision-makers, city planners, business and NGOs willing to share experience in moving towards sustainable, integrated and efficient solutions in the area of urban management.