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Gou Ping Attends China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo and Infrastructure Cooperation Forum in Hunan

Updated: July 05, 2023

Gou Ping, Vice Chairman of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), attended the third China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, in Changsha of Hunan Province on June 29. During the expo, Gou addressed the China-Africa Infrastructure Cooperation Forum, a major event of the expo.

Gou noted that over the past decade, China's central state-owned enterprises (SOEs), under the guidance of President Xi Jinping's proposals on the development of China-Africa relations, which underscore the principles of sincerity, real results, amity, and good faith and of pursuing the greater good and shared interests, have achieved fruitful results in their cooperation in areas including infrastructure construction with African countries.

Gou said that SASAC will promote Chinese central SOEs to proactively implement the important consensuses reached between President Xi and his African counterparts. The enterprises will further strengthen strategic alignment and conduct closer collaboration with their African partners to constantly raise the quality of infrastructure cooperation, accelerate the efforts to push for low-carbon transformation in the process of energy cooperation, bolster digital cooperation, vigorously enhance cooperation on talent development, and help Africa consolidate its development foundation to achieve green and sustainable development.

The China-Africa Infrastructure Cooperation Forum was hosted by SASAC and jointly undertaken by China International Contractors Association and State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Hunan Provincial People's Government. It drew the in-person attendance of over 300 Chinese and foreign participants. Ministers from countries including Zambia, Ghana, Uganda and Nigeria attended and gave speeches at the event. 

(Executive editor: Hao Wen)