Rome, Italy - 29 September 2017

UNIDO ITPO Italy will host a delegation from the People's Republic of China

Rome, 29 September 2017 - UNIDO ITPO Italy hosted in its premises in Rome a delegation from the People’s Republic of China, in the framework of the regular collaboration with foreign organizations and UNIDO’s relevant stakeholders.

The Chinese delegation was composed by Mr. Zhao Yongli, Division Director from the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE); Mr. GuoLi, Director of UNIDO Center for South-South Industrial Cooperation (UCSSIC), and Ms. Zhu Li, National Programme Officer of UNIDO Center for South-South Industrial Cooperation. These organizations are extremely active in the identification and promotion of programs to foster multilateral and bilateral economic and technical exchanges and international cooperation to support China’s economic and social development in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed by the United Nations.

The scope of the Chinese delegation’s visit was to learn about UNIDO ITPO Italy’s initiatives, activities and best practices, and to collect as well information from the experience of our principal Italian stakeholders on the promotion of trade and investments between Italy and China.

The stakeholders attending the presentation in UNIDO ITPO Italy premises were the Italian Trade Agency (ICE) and the Italy China Foundation. In particular, the Italian Trade Agency was represented by Mr. Pasquale Bova, responsible for Institutional relations, Mr. Matteo Masini from the Industrial technology office and Mr. Antonio Avallone, responsible of the relations with International organizations. The Italy China Foundation was represented by Mr. Andrea Canapa, responsible of the office in Rome. Besides, the presentation was attended also by two representatives of the Chinese Embassy in Italy.

The visit of the delegation was concluded by a meeting with SIMEST, a finance institution which supports the internationalization of Italian enterprises, from the initial assessment into new markets to their expansion through direct investments.