The intent of the sister city agreement is to promote bilateral development of two cities by holding investment conferences, technical exchanges, trade fairs as well as ongoing business talks and negotiations. The pact also calls for the two cities to exchange information in the fields of local government, culture, tourism along with preservation of cultural heritage, urban planning, transportation, education, sports and environmental protection. The two cities also swap experts and staff to promote each other’s development, and support each other in international forums, scientific conference, seminars and research opportunities.