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Tan Juntie led Meizhou delegation to visit Kenya,Malawi and Israel

Update: 2016-10-14 10:26:17 Source: MeiZhou Daily Hits:51

Meizhou delegation handed over the antimalarial drugs to Malawi's Deputy Health Minister Marg Vera(the first on the right of front row).

Tan Juntie presented handicraft gifts with Meizhou characteristics to the representative of Mayor of Israel Tiberias (the first on the right) on behalf of the municipal government.

The delegation of Meizhou discussed cooperation matters with Kenya Guangdong chamber of Commerce.

From October 3th to 12th,municipal Secretary Tan Juntie led Meizhou delegation to carried out 10 days of investigation to Kenya,Malawi,and Israel,promote Meizhou to share the development opportunities of "The Belt and Road" with the above nations,deepen the trade exchange and cooperation,achieve mutual benefits and win-win results through cooperation.They visited the leader of China business communities,informed the economic social development situation of Meizhou; donated a batch of anti-malaria drugs for Kenya,and Malawi,and reached a consensus that it is necessary to co-operate with the health department to implement "universal medication and masses defence" by region,actively contribute to control malaria and fight against malaria.

Kenya has long been known as "the engine of economic development in East Africa",with huge potential market.Once Meizhou delegation arrived in Kenya's capital Nairobi,they visited the first Chinese community of Kenya-Kenya Guangdong General Chamber of Commerce,discussed with its president Liu Yanmei and other Chinese leaders.

On the forum,Tan Juntie briefly introduced Meizhou’s economic and social development,focusing on economic and trade cooperation,promoting competitive industries,key enterprises of Meizhou,hoping Kenya Guangdong General Chamber of Commerce to play the role of bridge to help Meizhou enterprises to seize the opportunities of "The Belt and Road" initiative,explore emerging markets in Africa,promote mutual benefit and win-win. The Association is expected to give full play of its network resource,help to search for Meizhou Hakka descents,cultivate new resources of overseas Chinese,unite overseas Chinese and push the development of Meizhou. Liu Yanmei said that Guangdong,Kenya has strong differences on resource endowment,industrial development and economic cooperation are highly complementary,and Hakka businessmen gain great-international-influence,Kenya Guangdong General Chamber of Commerce is very glad to provide services and promote economic and trade exchanges and cooperation between the two places.

Tan Juntie invite General Chamber of Guangdong Commerce of Kenya to attend the fifth World Hakka Merchants Conference held in Meizhou next year,Chamber of Commerce made it clear that they will organize groups of participants,the two sides also agreed to set up "Meizhou • Kenya trade and cultural contact office". In addition,Meizhou government,Kenya Guangdong General Chamber of Commerce and New South artesunate Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.will invest 1 million Yuan to implement the national anti-malarial drugs action on Lamu Island,where Zheng He's voyages across,provide free anti-malaria drugs for 18,000 local people,contribute to fight malaria in Africa with practical actions.

With 16 million people,the Republic of Malawi is an highly malaria endemic area,where over 40% of local people suffered from malaria every year. Located in Fengshun County,New Southern Artemisia annua Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. was established in 2005,focused on the research project of "Rapid elimination of malaria by artemisinin" for more than 10 years,"Guangdong Express” was listed as antimalarial drugs to aid Africa by the Ministry of Commerce".The innovative mode"Promote medicine by treatment" has achieved great success in Comoros,which was highly praised by the President of the Comoros Ikililu.

While in Malawi,Tan Juntie called upon Willie Chipondera,Mayor of Lilongwe,the capital of Malawi,Dr Pter Kumpalume,the national Minister of health and Wang Shiting,Chinese Ambassador to Malawi-Kun,reached broad consensus on accelerating the malaria eradication programme ,deepening bilateral economic and trade cooperation,and promoting more exchanges.

On October 6 Local time,anti-malaria drug handover ceremony between Meizhou and Malawi Ministry of health was held in Lilongwe. At the ceremony,Malawi Deputy Health Minister McGregor expressed his sincere appreciation to China and Meizhou's selfless assistance to help local people to stay away from the malaria. He said the action of taking medicine by the whole people in specific areas will be a powerful witness of deep friendship between Malawi and Meizhou,Malawi Ministry of health and the regional government will actively promote the action be effectively implemented,and take this opportunity to enhance the capacity for health and other relevant departments,to accumulate experience and explore cooperation mode for nationwide actions as soon as possible,strive for eliminating malaria comprehensively by the 2030.

Tan Juntie said China scientists Tu Youyou won the Nobel prize for the discovery of artemisinin against malaria,Xinnanfang southernwood Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd is a local company of Meizhou focusing on artemisinin utilization; whose aim is to serve the society and benefit people,diligently improve efficacy and reduce the cost to bring good news for the African malaria elimination cause. Chinese has established a profound friendship with African peoples,including Malawi,as local governments where artemisinin origin from,Meizhou have the responsibility and obligation to participate in fighting malaria in Africa,Meizhou will strongly accelerate its development,and at the same time,do its best to help more people in need in fraternal countries and regions.

Meizhou delegation,accompanied by the Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Wang Shiting,visited Malawi Congress building,constructed by China,International Convention Centre,and comprehensive stadium which can accommodate 40,000 person and other projects. Ambassador Wang Shiting highly praised the achievements made by Meizhou delegation,and regarded it as a useful attempt and innovative measure by the local government to implement the FOCAC-Johannesburg Plan of Action,which open a new chapter for cooperation in medical and health between China and Africa. Embassy of Malawi will pay great attention to and fully support the in-depth implementation of Meizhou-related anti-malarial malaria projects. Ambassador Wang Shiting have a good understanding of Meizhou city,and proposed that Meizhou organize a football team to travel to Malawi on behalf of "Township of the Chinese football”,and hold a friendly match with the Malawi national team as an important part of the commissioning ceremony of 40,000 people Stadium in Malawi built by China. Tan Juntie thanked Ambassador Wang Shitin for his support on Meizhou's foreign exchange and cooperation and expressed his willingness to promote the mutual exchange on football teams between the two sides.

Located in the Western Bank of the sea of Galilee,Tiberias is a cultural city with 2000 years of history,is one of the most dynamic and attractive cities in Israel. Invited by the Tiberias municipal government,Meizhou delegation went to Israel to study the city planning and construction management,the development of cultural tourism industry and so on,and talked with Ilan Oha who represent the mayor of Tiberias municipal government. The two sides said they will take full advantage of the development opportunities,further strengthen the friendly exchange,build more cooperation platforms,and promote mutual benefit and win-win progress in various fields,and strive to be more beneficial to the peoples between two sides.

Heads of Meizhou Bureau of Foreign Affairs and jiaoling,fengshun and Wuhua County,Zhu Layi,president of New Southern Artemisia annua Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.,Zhou Huiquan,Chairman of HuiShengDa electric appliance Co.,Ltd.participated in the activity.