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2019 China-Africa Private Sector Cooperation Forum Opens in Changsha

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On June 28, the 2019 China-Africa Private Sector Cooperation Forum opens in Changsha. 
 
On June 28, the 2019 China-Africa Private Sector Cooperation Forum was held in Changsha. Gao Yunlong, vice chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and president of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), Xu Dazhe, deputy secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and governor of Hunan Province, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. Xu Lejiang, ACFIC party secretary and executive vice chairman, presided over the opening ceremony.
 
Senegal's Minister of Trade and SMEs Assome Aminata Diatta and Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches. ACFIC Vice Chairman Wang Yongqing, and Hunan provincial leaders including Huang Lanxiang and Zhang Jian attended the meeting.
 
Gao Yunlong, vice chairman of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and president of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), addresses the opening ceremony. 
 
Gao Yunlong pointed out that the “eight major initiatives” put forward by President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) defined the direction for China-Africa cooperation. The manufacturing industry in China and Africa are highly complementary, mutually beneficial and reciprocal. This offers broad cooperation prospects for both sides. 
 
It is hoped that China and Africa will strengthen cooperation in the manufacturing sector, promote economic and social development and integration in Africa, advance common progress, and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results. 
 
Chinese private enterprises investing in Africa should adhere to the concept of win-win cooperation, combine their transformation and upgrading with the long-term development of Africa, and increase investment in Africa. They should also persist in openness and inclusiveness, and actively cooperate with market entities who intend to invest and develop in Africa to build a community of shared interests. The enterprises should adhere to innovation, promote the popularization and application of scientific and technological achievements in African countries, and boost the sharing of innovative resources in China and Africa. 
 
The Chinese and African governments should create a favorable environment for corporate investment cooperation, give full play to the roles of business associations as social organizations, attach importance to the role of industrial parks, carry out China-Africa manufacturing cooperation based on industrial chains, and promote its high-quality development.
 
Xu Dazhe, deputy secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and governor of Hunan Province, speaks at the ceremony. 
 
Xu Dazhe pointed out that Hunan has profound culture and a long history. Its strengths of open innovation have become increasingly outstanding; its economic strength is continuously enhanced; and, its non-public sector has become an important force for promoting high-quality economic development. 
In the next step, we will implement the “eight major initiatives” put forward by President Xi Jinping at the Beijing Summit of the FOCAC by sticking to the principles of "sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith" and of pursuing the greater good and shared interests. 
 
Governor Xu viewed the forum as an opportunity to develop an ongoing China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo through internet technology. This will help give full play to the unique advantages of private enterprises; promote extensive consultation in development policies, win-win cooperation, joint efforts in business environment, and common responsibility; and expand China-Africa economic and trade exchanges. 
 
We will promote China-Africa trade quality at a higher level, and make due contributions to enhancing the well-being of the Chinese and African people and building a closer China-Africa community with a shared future. 
 
It is hoped that private enterprises will keep up with the pace of cooperation between China and Africa and play a more important role in promoting industrial transformation and upgrading and economic and social development in Africa.
 
Xu Lejiang, ACFIC party secretary and executive vice chairman, presides over the opening ceremony.
 
Senegal's Minister of Trade and SMEs Assome Aminata Diatta speaks at the ceremony. 
 
Diatta said that the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo is an important platform for strengthening China-Africa cooperation, closing China-Africa relations, and promoting mutual understanding between Chinese and African private enterprises. At present, Africa is entering a new era of economic development. It hopes to strengthen cooperation and investment with Chinese private enterprises in the fields of agriculture, industry, mining, infrastructure, information and communication, and achieve mutual benefit and win-win results. 
 
Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Qian Keming addressed the opening ceremony. 
 
Qian Keming said that the Chinese Ministry of Commerce will continue to support and encourage Chinese and African private enterprises to actively participate in the follow-up of the “eight major initiatives” and promote China-Africa economic and trade cooperation to a new stage by promoting government visits, optimizing financing environment and establishing a communication platform. Qian hoped that all participating entrepreneurs will seize this opportunity to meet cooperation needs, and help China-Africa private economic cooperation achieve high-quality development in the new era.
 
During the forum, 10 representatives from Chinese and African private enterprises and African government departments exchanged ideas on China-Africa manufacturing cooperation, and 11 cooperation projects were signed on site. The China-Africa Private Sector Cooperation Forum is one of the 14 sub-forums of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. With the theme of “Facilitating China-Africa Manufacturing Cooperation”, the forum is hosted by ACFIC and the Hunan government, and is organized by China-Africa Business Council and Hunan Federation of Industry and Commerce.
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn. 
 
Translator: Xiao Juan
 
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn