Amb. Gert and Dr. Adekunle Invited to Attend A Forum Co-organized by Jinhua Belt and Road Trade and Investment Promotion Center and Jinhua Council for the Promotion of International Trade

On the afternoon of July 17, 2019, a forum co-organized byJinhua Belt and Road Trade and Investment Promotion Center and Jinhua Council for the Promotion of International Trade, was successfully held. Representatives from 20 Chinese enterprises with relations to Africa attended the meeting. Ambassador Gert Grobler, Senior Research Fellow of IASZNU, former Acting Deputy Director General for the Americas and Europe of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, and Dr. Osidipe Adekunle, a researcher of IASZNU were invited to attend the meeting, offering their comments and suggestions on South African and Nigerian trade and investment opportunities. Mr Jin Zhengfeng, Vice President of Jinhua Council for the Promotion of International Trade chaired the meeting.

Mr Jin Zhengfeng, Vice President of Jinhua Council for the Promotion of International Trade chairs the meeting.

Firstly, Amb. Gert gave a speech entitled "A Meaningful, Pragmatic and Coordinated China-South Africa Partnership in the Context of BRI". From a macro perspective, he introduced the support of African countries to the BRI and stressed that the BRI has the potential to help Africa achieve the 2063 sustainable development agenda.At present,  Sino-African cooperation on BRI is ascending, and will usher in new exciting opportunities. Amb. Gert also introduced the existing cooperation between Eastern Cape Province of South Africa and Zhejiang Province, and between Jinhua City and Buffalo City of Eastern Cape Province, as well as the situation of South Africa's industrial economy, the investments in energy, tourism, blue sea economy, culture and art, data economy free trade zone, etc.

Amb. Gert gives a speech

Next, Dr. Osidipe Adekunle gave a speech entitled “Overview of Nigerian Investment Opportunities”, and introduced Nigeria's economic and market development, as well as foreign direct investment opportunities in Nigeria's energy, agriculture, infrastructure, public transport etc.

President Jin thanked the two experts for their wonderful speeches. He also introduced  a series activities to be held in the second half of this year, hoping to create more "going out" opportunities for them.

Finally, the entrepreneurs had in-depth discussions with the two experts on the details of economic and investment opportunities of South Africa and Nigeria.

The entrepreneurs have in-depth discussions with the two experts.


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