China-South Asian Countries Poverty Alleviation Centre starts journey

Diplomatic Correspondent

11th July, 2021 11:37:18 AM printer

China-South Asian Countries Poverty Alleviation Centre starts journey

China-South Asian Countries Poverty Alleviation and Cooperative Development Center was officially launched in Chongqing recently.

Assistant Foreign Minister of China Wu Jianghao, Chongqing Vice Mayor Cai Yunge, Supervision Officer of National Administration for Rural Revitalization Li Yue, and ambassadors of South Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka to China attended and addressed the ceremony held on July 8.

Wu Jianghao said in his remarks, General Secretary Xi Jinping solemnly declared at a Ceremony Marking the Centenary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) that China has brought about a historic resolution to the problem of absolute poverty in China.

This is not only a great achievement scored by the CPC and the Chinese people, but also an important part for humanity to get rid of poverty.

The establishment of China-South Asian Countries Poverty Alleviation and Cooperative Development Center is an important initiative proposed by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on behalf of the Chinese government at the Conference of Foreign Ministers of China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on COVID-19 this April, which was well received by the South Asian countries.

The Center aims to pool strength, integrate resources, and exchange wisdom to support and help the South Asian countries' economic development and livelihood improvement, jointly promoting the cause of poverty reduction.

Bangladesh Ambassador to China Mahbub Uz Zaman along with ambassadors from Afghanistan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka attended this ceremony.


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