Mancham to attend Beijing world trade summit


Former President James R. Mancham leaves Seychelles Tuesday September 14 to attend the "World Industrial and Commercial Organisations Summit" (Wico) which is to take place in Beijing on 19-20 September.

Mr Mancham

The summit is co-organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the China Federation of Industrial Economics.

It will be attended by leaders of Chinese national industrial and commercial associations, by chief executives of Chinese and joint-venture companies and over 100 leaders from industrial and commercial organizations from other parts of the world.

In a statement issued from his Glacis-sur-Mer office Monday September 13, Mr Mancham said that the aim of this summit is to establish a platform for business and commercial associations of different nations to cooperate bilaterally in the area of economics and trade.

"We hope at the end to be able to adopt a 'Beijing consensus' which will provide a guideline for holding such types of consultations on a regular basis," Mr Mancham said in the statement.

Among those expected to speak at the summit are Mr Huang Ju, vice premier of State Council, People's Republic of China; Mr Kim Hak-Su, vice secretary-general of United Nations, executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; Mr Xu Kuangdi, former mayor of Shangai, vice president of Chinese People's Political and Consultative Conference, president of Chinese Academy of Engineering, chairman of CFIE and chairman of the organising committee of Wico Summit; Mr Bo Xilai, minister of commerce, People's Republic of China; Mr Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People's Bank of China; Mr Jin Renqing, minister of finance, People's Republic of China; Mr Dan Christman, senior vice president of US Chamber of Commerce; Mr Yogendra Kumar Modi, chairman of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Mr Andreas Kreimeyer, Federation of German Industries; Mr Brian Outlaw, director of China-Britain Business Council; and Mr Wei Jiafu, president of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company.

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