|Strengthening Sino-African Cooperation|
Jinhua branch of the conference
On November 7, the first Conference on Dialogue of Future Sino-African Leaders was held online, with a branch in Jinhua. Lin Songtian, Chairman of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC); Rahamtalla M. Osman, the representative of the ambassadors in China from the African Union; and Xing Zhihong, mayor of Jinhua, all delivered speeches.
More than 300 youth representatives from China and 48 African countries, including African students from universities in Jinhua, attended the conference. During the activity, the youth representatives from China and Africa exchanged views on a number of Sino-African cooperation issues. Gert Grobler, former South African ambassador and senior researcher at the Institute of African Studies at Zhejiang Normal University, chaired the discussion session. The conference was hosted by CPAFFC and jointly organized by the Chinese-African People’s Friendship Association and Jinhua Municipal People’s Government.
Xing Zhihong said in his speech that Jinhua is strengthening cooperation with African countries in the fields of industry, trade, environmental protection, medical care, education, and people-to-people exchanges, which promotes the construction of a demonstration zone for China-Africa economic, trade, and cultural cooperation and exchanges in China. In the near future, Jinhua will hold the China-Africa Cultural Cooperation Exchange Week and the China-Africa Economic and Trade Forum to build a platform for cooperation for people from all walks of life. (Text by Zhang Bin, photos by Zhong Lu, translated by Wei Han, edited by Kendra Fiddler)
Mayor Xing Zhihong makes a speech