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Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda

KIGALI, 4 February 2016 – During his two-day official visit to Rwanda, the Director General visited Kigali Special Economic Zone, which houses the recently established C&H Garment Factory.

KIGALI, 3 February 2016 – During his two-day official visit to Rwanda, LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), was received by President Paul Kagame.

KIGALI, 3 February 2016 – During his mission to Rwanda, Director General LI Yong met with Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Rwanda.

KIGALI, 3 February 2016 – During the meeting with the Minister of Trade and Industry, François Kanimba, Director General signed a UNIDO Country Programme for Rwanda. Developed together with the Government of Rwanda, it will focus on industrial policy and support to special economic zones; agro-value addition and food processing; developing human capital for industrialization and economic transformation; environment management; and energy for productive use. This will help further diversify the economy, and boost job creation through value addition and private sector development.

KINSHASA, 2 February 2016 – During his official visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Director General met with Prime Minister, Mapon Matata Ponyo. The two sides agreed to strengthen and expand the joint cooperation and technical assistance rendered to DRC by UNIDO, especially in the field of inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

KINSHASA, 2 February 2016 – During his official visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Director General and the Prime Minister co-chaired a governmental seminar which gathered the ministers of Industry, Finance, Energy, Agriculture, and Environment, Planning, Gender and SME development.

Participation in the 26th Africa Union Summit

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 – Director General LI Yong took part in the 26th African Union Summit which ended in the Ethiopian capital today. The event was organized under the theme “2016: African Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the Rights of Women”.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met with Hailemariam Desalgn, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met with Mackey Sall, the President of Senegal.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met with the Special Envoy of the Government of Japan, Katsuyuki Kawai.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met with Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met with Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met with the Vice President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met with Fatima Haram Acyl, the Commissioner of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met ZHANG Ming, Special Envoy and Vice Foreign Minister of the Government of China.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met with Tomislav NikoliIć, President of the Republic of Serbia.

ADDIS ABABA, 31 January 2016 - Director General LI Yong met with Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine.

Director General on mission to China

BEIJING, 16 January 2016 - LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, had a meeting with LOU Jiwei, the Chinese Minister of Finance.

BEIJING, 16 January 2016 - At the invitation of LOU Jiwei, Minister of Finance of China, Director General LI Yong attended the opening ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, with representatives of the 57 founding countries and other dignitaries.

BEIJING, 15 January 2016 - LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, had a meeting with JIN Liqun, President-designate of Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The Director General briefed Jin on UNIDO’s work including the implementation of the inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) and the Programme for Country Partnership (PCPs) and thanked him for inviting UNIDO to attend the Inaugural Ceremony of AIIB on 16 January 2016. Jin expressed his interest in exploring potential areas of cooperation with UNIDO.

BEIJING, 14 January 2016 - LI Yong, Director General of UNIDO, had a meeting with GAO Hucheng, Minister of Commerce (MOFCOM) in Beijing, China. The Director General thanked MOFCOM for its support to UNIDO’s programme/projects and activities, and expressed gratitude for the Government of China’s voluntary contribution to UNIDO. The Minister commended the Director General’s efforts and looks forward to the closer cooperation in the field of food safety and environmental protection under the Strategic Cooperation Framework signed between UNIDO and MOFCOM.

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