Seychelles attends Forum on China-Africa Scientific and Technological Cooperation

Posted in Business and Economy, International Organisations, International relations at 4:42 pm by Robert Klien

Seychelles has attended the 1st Forum on China-Africa Scientific and Technological Cooperation that has been recently held in Beijing.

The jurisdiction was represented by the principal secretary in the Department of Industry, Lucy Athanasius, and the director of Industry Policy Analysis and Export Promotion, Barry Assary.

The forum was launched as an initiative of the FOCAC Summit held in Sharm El Sheik-Egypt in November 2009. It also recommended the creation of the China-Africa Science and Technology Partnership Programme (CASTEP), by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, with a view to further enhance cooperation and exchanges in science and technology between China and Africa.

At the opening of the forum, Seychelles’ Ambassador in China, Philippe Le Gall, expressed his satisfaction at Seychelles’ participation at high level and described the forum as an interactive platform to get more familiar with the recent progress made by China in science and technology as well as to interact with government officials, researchers, scientists, and industry leaders.

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