Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been meeting with his Beijing counterpart Guo Jinlong, to discuss lessons London can learn from Beijing’s successful hosting of the Olympics.
The two Mayors also discussed ways to encourage tourism, business links, trade, educational exchanges and cultural relations between the two capitals.
As he prepared to receive the Olympic flag which marks the handover to London as Olympic host city Mayor Johnson promised the city would deliver “a spectacular sporting”.
The Mayor’s comments can as he launched ‘London Calling’, a prospectus setting out the ambitions for the Olympic Park after the Games and challenging global investors to submit exceptional ideas for its development.
Mayor Johnson said: “Since my election as Mayor I have insisted on new focus and more impetus in planning and delivering this long term legacy. And today I am calling on investors and organisations around the world to come forward and surprise us with startling ideas that can preserve the memory of the Games while creating a new focus for London’s eastward growth.”