Representatives from the CityNet Secretariat had the opportunity to pay a courtesy visit to the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Malaysia, on August 3. The visit gave an opportunity to have fruitful discussion as to how both parties could further boost their cooperation for a successful Congress to be held in September.
On behalf of Kuala Lumpur City Hall, Mayor Datut Seri Haji Mahadi Bin Che Ngah and three Executive Directors – Datuk Sulaiman Bin Mohamed, Datuk Azmi Bin Abdul Hamid, Datuk Kamarulzaman Bin Mat Salleh – attended the meeting. From CityNet Secretariat, Chief Executive Officer Jeong-kee Kim, Director of Programs Youngmin Chang, Senior Program Officer Danbee Lee, and Congress Coordinator Woorim Lee joined the meeting.
The main purpose of the courtesy visit was to strengthen a cooperation between Kuala Lumpur City Hall as a host city of the 9th CityNet Congress and CityNet Secretariat as a co-host. Besides the meeting with the Mayor, the delegation from the Secretariat had a series of meetings with Kuala Lumpur City Hall to further discuss details on the preparation for the 9th CiyNet Congress over the course of four days on 1-4 August.
On the last day, CEO Kim also made a courtesy visit to the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Malaysia prior to convening Korean delegates to Malaysia for the 9th CityNet Congress and extended its invitation to the Ambassador Mr. Chibeom Lee.
CityNet is an association of urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1987 with the support of UNESCAP, UNDP and UN-Habitat, the Network of cities has grown to include over 150 municipalities, NGOs, private companies and research centers. We connect actors, exchange knowledge and build commitment to establish more sustainable and resilient cities. Through capacity building, city-to-city cooperation and tangible projects, we help our members respond to Climate Change, Disaster, and the Sustainable Development Goals.