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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Director General Li meets German government officials

BERLIN, 30 October 2013 – During his official visit to Berlin today, Director General LI Yong was received by  Harald Braun, State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, and Dirk Niebel, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Director General Li and Dirk Niebel signed an agreement under which the Government of Germany will continue funding a UNIDO project in support of local production of essential generic medicines in developing and least developed countries, including in Africa.

Director General Li briefed Secretary of State Harald Braun on his new vision for UNIDO based on the concept of inclusive and sustainable industrial development, and about preparations for the forthcoming General Conference in Lima. Secretary Braun expressed the support of the German government for UNIDO and for the Director General's vision.