SEPTEMBER 7-8, 2023
Within the framework of International forum «ROSTKI: Russia and China - mutually beneficial cooperation»
The Forum will be held on September 7-8 in Kazan, the capital
of the Republic of Tatarstan, and will bring together about 150 representatives of local authorities from all over the world to exchange the best practices.
The event is dedicated to the 60th anniversary
of the establishment of the Celebration Day of United Cities.
The Forum provides for an intensive work
Programme, consisting of a plenary session, a meeting and
four thematic round tables. Moreover,
there is a varied excursion
programme and acquaintance with the traditions of the national Tatar culture and Tatar cuisine.
About the Forum
Strengthening and finding new twinning relations between the world’s cities
Exchange of the best practices
in urban development
Searching for opportunities for
cooperation with other cities
Major topics:
  • Inter-municipal cooperation
  • Urban diplomacy
  • China and Russia cooperation
  • Dialogue of culture and religion
  • Preservation of the historical heritage
  • Urban management
  • Residents involvement into the urban environment improving
September 7, 2023
10.00 - 12.00
Plenary session «Urban diplomacy
as an important factor in the development of modern international relations»
15.30 - 17.30
A city for residents. Involvement, participation
dialogue. Joint implementation of public space
September 8, 2023
13.00 - 15.00
Twin cities and expanding
horizons: successful experience and new goals
13.00 - 14.30
Preservation of historical heritage as
the basis of the identity of a modern
15.00 - 16.30
Plenary session «Russia – China:
economic convergence, major
projects, infrastructure prospects»
to participate in the Forum
Dear friends!
Welcome all participants of the United Cities Forum!
We are proud that the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, the beautiful Kazan,has become a place where representatives from all over the world have come together to present the best practices and exchange experience of the urban diplomacy sphere.

Cities are the engine of economic development, the centers
of global diversity and innovation, they play a key
role in building a sustainable future. And our common task is
to transform cities for a comfortable and safe life
of the population today and tomorrow.

The city itself is the basis of all transformations, and
municipal authorities must move from challenges to the development
of clear decisions, and then to the implementation of sustainable
development strategies on the zones. We may and must use our Forum platform to expand the dialogue between cities.
President of UNACLA,
President of the Eurasian Section of the UCLG,
Mayor of Kazan
I.R. Metshin
Ancient Kazan, celebrated its millennium in 2005,
is often called the third capital of Russia. This city, one of the ten
largest in the country, has earned the fame of the fastest
growing tourist center, which is visited annually
by more than 2 million tourists. And this is not surprising because
Kazan has something to offer its guests.
About Kazan
Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, an ancient city with a centuries–old history, located on the left bank of the Volga River.
The Forum is organized by the Municipality of Kazan in cooperation with the International Association "UCLG Eurasia"