ACC Secretary-General Attended High-Level Dialogue Themed B&R for B&R: A Vision of Bamboo and Rattan for the Belt and Road

source:ASEAN-China Centre

On 15 May 2017, the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) co-hosted an event with UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC) on ‘B&R for B&R: A Vision of Bamboo and Rattan for the Belt and Road’. The event took place in INBAR’s Beijing Headquarters.

Mme. Jiang Zehui, Vice Chair of Committee of Population, Resources and Environment of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Co-Chair of Board of Trustees of INBAR, and Director-General of International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR), Mr. Jorge Chediek, Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation , and Director of the UN Office for South-South Cooperation, Mr. Liu Dongsheng, Deputy Minister of China State Forestry Administration, Hon. Mr. Felix Placencia, Venezuela’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Martin Mpana, Cameroon Ambassador to China, guests from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Science and Technology, State Forestry Administration, and diplomats of Embassies of INBAR Member States in China attended the meeting.

Participants exchanged views on sustainable development of bamboo and rattan in support of the Belt and Road Initiative. During the dialogue, the host also launched an important Scoping Study for the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR).

H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), attended the meeting and exchanged views with participants on enhancing exchanges and cooperation in relevant areas between ASEAN and China.