On June 26, the China Development Experience Workshop 2019 was inaugurated for Tunisian participants at CELAP under the auspice of China’s Ministry of Commerce. Prof. Zheng Jinzhou, Vice President of CELAP, and Mr. Youssef Trifa, Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Commerce of Tunisia, attended the ceremony and delivered speeches. Mr. Liu Genfa, Deputy Director-General of International Exchange, presided over the ceremony.
In his speech, Prof. Zheng briefed participants on Shanghai’s latest achievements through implementing President Xi’s instructions for the city’s development, as well as the Academy’s missions, training philosophy and programs, and international exchanges. He pledged to provide the best possible support for participants during their stay at the academy to ensure their learning experience.
Youssef Trifa thanked the Ministry of Commerce of China and CELAP for providing opportunities for Tunisian government leaders to study in China, and expressed the hope that participants could learn from the success stories of China’s reform and opening-up and Shanghai's innovation-driven development.
The workshop was attended by 17 Tunisian participants, most of whom were from Tunisia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation and Central Bank. During the 14-day training, participants will be able to learn about President Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era through themed lectures and interactive seminars. They will also have an opportunity to examine the achievements and success stories of Pudong’s development and opening up, the reform and development of China’s state-owned enterprises, the development and governance of Shanghai's urban communities, and Shanghai's urban planning and development.