INBAR cel­e­brates 20 years in the bam­boo busi­ness

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - EMBASSY -

The In­ter­na­tional Bam­boo and Rat­tan Or­ga­ni­za­tion (INBAR) cel­e­brated its 20th an­niver­sary with a min­is­te­rial fo­rum in Bei­jing on Novem­ber 6.

The fo­rum topic was bam­boo and rat­tan for green de­vel­op­ment and south-south co­op­er­a­tion. Min­is­ters from over 30 coun­tries, am­bas­sadors and 350 guests par­tic­i­pated in the event, dur­ing which thoughts about the bam­boo in­dus­try’s lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional po­ten­tial were shared.

cer­e­mony for the Fed­er­a­tive Re­pub­lic en­try as a mem­ber coun­try of INBAR.

The pur­pose of the fo­rum was to boost the sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment of the bam­boo and rat­tan in­dus­try in China and the world by strength­en­ing south-south co­op­er­a­tion and deep­en­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tion, pol­icy and in­for­ma­tion exchange, and the spread of tech­nol­ogy. Jiang Ze­hui, the vice chair of the Pop­u­la­tion, Re­sources and En­vi­ron­ment Com­mit­tee of the Na­tional Com­mit­tee of the Chi­nese Peo­ple’s Po­lit­i­cal Con­sul­ta­tive Con­fer­ence (CPPCC) and a co-chair of the INBAR Board of Trustees, de­liv­ered a con­grat­u­la­tory let­ter from Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping.

Mu­latu Teshome, Pres­i­dent of Ethiopia, and Liu Zhen­min, the un­der­sec­re­tary-gen­eral for Eco­nomic and So­cial Af­fairs sent their re­marks via pre-recorded videos. Other guests, in­clud­ing the Ja­maican Am­bas­sador to China An­to­nia Hugh, China’s deputy for­eign min­is­ter Li Baodong, the di­rec­tor of the State Forestry Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Zhang Jian­long, and chair of the INBAR Board of Trustees An­drew Ben­nett also gave speeches. The di­rec­tor gen­eral of INBAR, Hans Friederich, hosted the event.

The event lasted from early af­ter­noon into the evening with re­marks, di­a­logues, and ex­hi­bi­tions pro­vid­ing the au­di­ence with a thor­ough un­der­stand­ing of INBAR’s past achieve- ments and fu­ture pos­si­bil­i­ties for the world bam­boo in­dus­try.

Sign­ing cer­e­mony for the strate­gic part­ner­ship agree­ment be­tween INBAR and the mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ment of Meis­han was also a part of the events. A mu­si­cal con­cert with in­stru­ments made from bam­boo sig­naled the end of the cel­e­bra­tion cer­e­mony of INBAR’s 20th an­niver­sary.

Pho­tos: Yin Yeping/GT

Top: Jiang Ze­hui, the vice-chair of the Pop­u­la­tion, Re­sources and En­vi­ron­ment Com­mit­tee of the Na­tional Com­mit­tee of CPPCC; Bot­tom: the di­rec­tor gen­eral of INBAR Hans Friederich

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