African governments will deepen cooperation comprehensively with Touchroad Group and strengthen their friendship and economic cooperation with China.
Accompanied by He Liehui, chairman of Touchroad International Holdings Group, five African government delegations visited the Africa Center in Shanghai on June 20, 2014. They expressed the desire to strengthen friendship and economic cooperation between China and Africa through the platform of the Africa Center.
The government delegations of the five African governments included a Zimbabwe government delegation led by Chidakwa, minister of mineral resources and industry of Zimbabwe; a Djibouti delegation led by Miguil, Djibouti ambassador to China; a Botswana delegation led by Nkoloi, vice-representative to the United Nations; a Mozambique delegation led by Chaibo Sulemane, executive of the Mozambique Investment Promotion Center; and a Mali delegation led by Kone, Mali ambassador to China.
Accompanied by He Liehui(center), chairman of Touchroad International Holdings Group, five African government delegations visit the Africa Center in Shanghai on June 20, 2014. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]
He Liehui gave a detailed introduction to the African delegations about the functions and facilities of the Africa Center. The delegations expressed their appreciation and gratitude to Touchroad for its contribution in promoting Sino-Africa friendship and economic exchanges.
They also expressed their hope to deepen cooperation with Touchroad Group comprehensively and attract more Chinese enterprises to invest in Africa. Zimbabwe and Botswana are among the most important diamond producers in the world.
Government delegations of the two countries both said that they would like to cooperate with Touchroad in the diamond industry to tap into the fast growing diamond market in China.
During the visit, Kone, Mali ambassador to China, signed the declaration on the Africa Center on behalf of the Mali government. He was also appointed the special envoy of the Africa Center.
Kone, Mali ambassador to China, signs the declaration on the Africa Center on behalf of the Mali government.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]
Kone said the opening of the Africa Center will be a major event for African countries. He hoped the Chinese people and enterprises can learn more about Mali through the Africa Center.
He said the Mali government welcomes Chinese enterprise investment and will serve the enterprises in any way possible. Kone praised He as a “real friend of the African people.”
Previously on Oct 18, delegations from 23 African countries gathered in Shanghai to initiate and sign the declaration on the Africa Center to show their recognition and support.
The Africa Center, established by Touchroad Group in Shanghai, is a non-profit comprehensive platform dedicated to Sino-Africa communication.
The center, covering an area of 130,000 square meters, includes a visa application center, an investment and trade promotion center, a culture and art center, a tourism promotion center and a museum.