The African Guangdong (General) Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) was officially inaugurated on August 3rd in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya with the aim to promote cooperation in the fields of economy, trade and investment between Africa and Guangdong.
The African Guangdong (General) Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) was officially inaugurated on August 3rd in Nairobi.
Over 100 representatives from the government of Kenya and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Guangdong Committee attended the inauguration ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, Zhu Layi, the founding president of the AGCC and the chairman of Guangdong New South Group Co., Ltd. promised that the AGCC would facilitate sustainable development in Africa by urging Cantonese enterprises to contribute actively to society including creating over 100,000 jobs for locals.
Betty Maina, the principal secretary of Kenya's Association of Manufacturers expressed that China has contributed significantly to Kenya in terms of the country’s economy and infrastructure. She noted that the AGCC would help Kenya unleash its economic potential thus optimizing future growth.
Lin Tao, President of CCPIT’s Guangdong Committee concluded that the AGCC should affirm active participation in the Belt and Road Initiative so as to magnify its influence.
Lin Tao, President of CCPIT’s Guangdong Committee
According to Xinhua News Agency, 6 project contracts across a wide range of fields including energy, logistics and communication was signed off during the ceremony.
On August 6th, on behalf of CCPIT Guangdong Committee, Lin Tao signed a memorandum of cooperation with the South African Department of Trade and Industry at the China (Guangdong)- South Africa Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference, held in Johannesburg.
Author: Keane Wong & December Yu
Editor: Simon Haywood