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VIENNA, 27 January 2016 – The Government of Japan will further expand its contribution to 300 million JPY (approximately US $3 million) to the Low Carbon Low Emission Clean Energy Technology (LCET) Programme being implemented by UNIDO, specifically in Africa. An agreement of this program was signed today by Mitsuru Kitano, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, and LI Yong, the Director General of UNIDO.
VIENNA, 26 January 2016 - The Director General received the credentials of Jesse Alonso Chacón Escamillo, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to UNIDO. Chacón Esamillo informed LI about his Government’s plan to diversify its economy from oil and natural gas, such as developing the iron and steel industry. It was also agreed that UNIDO would prepare a country programme for the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
VIENNA, 26 January 2016 - The new Permanent Representative of Iraq, Auday Al-Khairalla presented his credentials to the Director General, who briefed him on UNIDO’s priorities, in particular its role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDG 9. Discussions also focused on ongoing UNIDO projects in Iraq. The Permanent Representative conveyed his Government’s interest in further expanding the cooperation with UNIDO, particularly in productive capacity-building.
VIENNA, 25 January 2016 - Tthe Director General met with Mr. Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and his delegation. The Director General expressed his wish to further strengthen cooperation and relationship with ADB. An invitation was extended to LI to attend ADB’s annual meeting which will take place in May 2016 in Frankfurt.
VIENNA, 25 January 2016 - JING Wan (right) and WANG Xiulan, the Deputy Secretaries-General of China Construction Industry Association, paid a courtesy call to the Director General.
VIENNA, 12 January 2016 - Permanent Representative Mohamed Benhocine paid a farewell visit to the Director General.
VIENNA, 12 January 2016 - Merlin Alejandrina Barrera López, Vice-Minister of Trade and Industry of El Salvador, paid a courtesy call to the Director General. During the meeting, they discussed UNIDO's Country Programme in El Salvador, which could support the country's productive promotion,diversification and transformation policy. The policy focuses on promoting competitiveness in key strategic sectors, employment creation and value added generation.
VIENNA, 27 November 2015 - Bernadette Legzim-Balouki, Minister of Commerce, Industry, Private Sector Promotion and Tourism of Togo, paid a courtesy call to Director General Li.
VIENNA, 27 November 2015 - Elllen O. Pratt, Deputy Minister for Industry of Liberia and Inspector General, paid a courtesy call to Director General Li.