Chinese, African experts meet on poverty reduction, development

China_AfricaThe China Africa Poverty Reduction and Development conference has been held in China, with government officials and experts from China and African countries discussed poverty reduction and production capacity cooperation.

More than 150 participants including representatives from nongovernmental organizations and enterprises from China and 14 African countries like Mauritius, South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique and Togo, also shared experiences in industrial development and discussed ways to deepen China-Africa exchange and cooperation in anti-poverty efforts.

The Deputy Director of State Council Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China, Hong Tianyun, highlighted measures China would adopt to lift Chinese who still lived below China’s current poverty line out of poverty by 2020.

He also expressed China’s willingness to help African countries in reducing poverty.

“We will work closely with the 1.1 billion African people” for joint development to promote the economic integration and sustainable development of Africa; and build an Africa-China community with a common future free of poverty, said Hong.

In his speech, Pradeep Roopun, Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment of Mauritius, voiced his confidence in China’s capability to help in Africa’s socioeconomic transformation, citing its practical approach, flexible policy, advanced technology and investment.

African participants are scheduled to have dialogues with Chinese businesses on production capacity cooperation and visit local enterprises.

Source: GNA

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