17th Lecture Tour by Ambassadors from African Countries Held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province
The 17th Lecture Tour by African Ambassadors, sponsored by the CPAFFC and organized by Chengdu People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on 9 March, 2016. H.E. Ms.Dolana Msimang, Ambassador of South Africa to China, H.E. Mrs.Winnie N. Chibesakunda, Ambassador of Zambia to China, Mr. O. O. Orevba, Charge d'Affaires of Embassy of Nigeria in China, Mme. Kumba Alice Momoh, Charge d'Affaires of Embassy of Sierra Leone in China and officials from relevant departments of Chengdu Municipal People’s Government and businessmen totaling around 100 attended the function. Mr. Xie Ruiwu, Vice Mayor of Chengdu City, introduced the economic and social development of Chengdu and its cooperation with Africa.
During the function, the ambassadors and diplomats introduced the overview and investment policies of their countries, expressed their hopes to strengthen the exchanges and cooperation with Chengdu and extended their warm welcome to Chengdu businessmen to invest in Africa. They also exchanged views with the audience during the Q&A session. Mr. Zhou Pingjian, Deputy Director-General of African Department of Foreign Affairs Ministry introduced the China-Africa cooperation. Chengdu Daily and other local media interviewed the diplomats and covered this event.
The delegation also paid a study visit to Chengdu City Planning Exhibition Hall, Chengdu No.9 Sewage Treatment Plant, Agricultural Machinery Industrial Park and Furniture Industrial Park in Xindu District and the 18th Healthcare Expo China West.