The 19th Lecture Tour by Ambassadors from African Countries Held in Henan Province
The 19th Lecture Tour by Ambassadors from African Countries, which was sponsored by the CPAFFC and organized by Henan People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, was held in Zhengzhou, Henan Province on 29 March, 2017. H.E. Mrs. Winnie Chibesakunda, Ambassador of Zambia to China, H.E. Mr. Elia Kaiyamo, Ambassador of Namibia to China, Dr. Sibanda Mavis, Minister-Counsellor of Embassy of Zimbabwe in China, Mr. Negus Kebede, Minister-Counsellor of Embassy of Ethiopia in China and Mr. Thandukwazi, Counsellor of Embassy of South Africa in China, as well as officials from relevant departments of Henan Provincial Government and businessmen totaling around 200 attended the function. H.E. Mr. Xu Guang, Vice Governor of Henan Province, Mr. Han Guangming, former Deputy Secretary General of the CPAFFC, Mme. Tang Ruimin, Deputy Director General of the Department of Asian and African Affairs of the CPAFFC attended the function. Mr. Xu Guang and Mme. Tang Ruimin also addressed the lecture tour.
During the function, Vice Governor Xu Guang introduced the economic and social development of Henan Province and said that the cooperation between Henan and Africa has developed rapidly in recent years, with great economic complementarity and broad prospects for cooperation. The ambassadors and diplomats elaborated on the investment environment, favorable policies and development demands of each country, and extended their warm welcome to Henan businessmen to invest in Africa. They also exchanged views with the audience and local media during the Q&A session.
H.E. Mr. Wang Tie, Vice Governor of Henan Province met with the delegation during their stay in Henan. They also attended the opening ceremony of the 11th China (Henan) International Investment and Trade Fair and visited Henan Bonded Logistics Center, China Railway Engineering Equipment Group and Zhengzhou Airport Economic Zone.