Tao Pingsheng, SiLKS Secretary-General led a delegation to visit Ethiopia and Kenya

2019-11-14  

At the invitation of the Policy Study Institute of Ethiopia and the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Tao Pingsheng, Director General of the Department of International Cooperation of the DRC and SiLKS Secretary-General, led a delegation to visit Ethiopia and Kenya from October 30 to November 6, 2019. During the visit, the delegation held talks with relevant think tanks and international organizations in the two countries and invited them to join SiLKS. The delegation also conducted field visits on “Jointly Building the Belt and Road and the Compliance, Improvement and Innovation of International Rules”, a key research project of DRC. 

During his stay in Ethiopia, Mr. Tao met with Alebel Dessie Moges, Deputy Director of the Policy Study Institute of Ethiopia, Stephen Karingi, Director of the Regional Integration and Trade Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Bineta Diop, Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, and Anteneh Senbeta, Deputy Commissioner of the Ethiopian Investment Commission. He also held talks with Liu Yuxi, the Ambassador and Head of the Mission of China to the African Union. In addition, he conducted field study on the Eastern Industry Zone in Ethiopia and the project of Addis Ababa–Djibouti Railway and exchanged views with them on issues such as promoting relevant organizations to join SiLKS and building high-quality Belt and Road.

During his stay in Kenya, Mr. Tao met with Joyce Msuya, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UNEP, Innocent Matshe, the Director of Training Programmes at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), and David Kibaru, Policy and Strategy Advisor to the Kenyan President. He also conducted field study on the project of Mombasa-Nairobi Railway and discussed with them about inviting relevant organizations to join SiLKS, the Belt and Road and green development, and the international rules on the Belt and Road. Lyu Zijian, Zhang Hongfei, Zhang Youyi and Li Jiazhen from International Cooperation Department of the DRC and Sheng Caijiao from the Research Department of Foreign Economic Relations of the DRC attended the delegation. 


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             Meet Stephen Karingi, Director of the Regional Integration and Trade Division

                at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

    与非盟委员会主席办公室主任贝内塔·迪奥普座谈.jpg

Meet Bineta Diop, Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission

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Talk with Liu Yuxi, the Ambassador and Head of the Mission of China to the African Union

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Meet Stephen Karingi, Director of the Regional Integration and Trade Division 

at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

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Meet Innocent Matshe, the Director of Training Programmes at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)


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Talk with Liu Yuxi, the Ambassador and Head of the Mission of China to the African Union


       Source: SiLKS Secretariat