Consulate General of the State of Kuwait - Guangzhou
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Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Alkhorafi, the Consul General of the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Guangzhou, presented a meeting to the Guangdong Federation of Industry and Commerce. In the morning of December 16th (Monday), Ms. Zhanghua, the Vice Chairman of the Guangdong Federation of Industry and Commerce welcomed and received Mr. Alkhorafi. During the meeting, the two sides stated that the "New Kuwait 2035 Vision" proposed by His Highness the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, is highly consistent with the "Belt and Road" initiative proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, and in this context, they discussed how to strengthen business and economic ties between Guangdong Province and Kuwait. Mr. Alkhorafi said that since H.E. Kuwaiti Emir's visit to China last July, the friendly relations between the two countries have been further consolidated and the signing of a number of cooperation agreements has promoted the development of the strategic partnership between the two countries. Mr. Alkhorafi emphasized that more efforts should be made to turn the cooperation agreements into a concrete reality. In addition, Mr. Alkhorafi pointed out the importance of establishing cooperative relations between relevant Kuwaiti institutions and the Guangdong Federation of Industry and Commerce, and believed that the Federation of Industry and Commerce will play an important role in strengthening bilateral relations and promoting effective development cooperation. Ms. Zhang, the Vice Chairman of the Guangdong Federation of Industry and Commerce, valued the visit of the Consul General and said that this was the first visit by Kuwaiti officials, and stressed that the Federation would work hard to promote cooperation between Guangdong and Kuwait.
In the afternoon of Thursday, November 21st, 2019, Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Alkhorafi, the Consul General of the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Guangzhou, met with Mr. Eric Chen, the Director of General Office of the Operational Dept. of CIFIT Organizing Committee (Fujian), at the Kuwait Consulate, where they discussed ways to enhance trade cooperation and encourage investment between the two friendly countries through participation of Kuwait in this important event. Mr. Alkhorafi stressed that Kuwaiti government, which is headed by His Highness the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah, attaches great importance to achieving the “New Kuwait 2035” Vision with cooperation between China and Kuwait.
In the morning of November 12th (Tuesday), Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Alkhorafi, the Consul General of the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Guangzhou, attend the opening ceremony of "2019 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Intellectual Property Trade Expo" held in Guangzhou. The event was co-organized by Guangdong Intellectual Property Office, Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department and Macau Economic Bureau, aiming to strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights and promoting the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area as a global technological innovation center. Mr. Chen Liangxian, Vice Governor of the People's Government of Guangdong Province, and Mr. He Zhimin, Deputy Director of State Intellectual Property Office of China, and Mr. Li Ming, Vice Mayor of the People's Government of Guangzhou municipality, and senior officers of international organizations concerned with the protection of intellectual property rights. In addition to the presidents of technology universities and the heads of major international companies, such as Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Gree Electric Co., Ltd. and Qualcomm Inc. After the opening ceremony, several seminars were held with focuses on the topics of promoting development supported by scientific and technological innovation within the framework of the protection of intellectual property right. Mr. Khalifa expressed the importance of being present in such events, which involve government agencies and private enterprise, in order to conduct business and participate in decision-making, especially in the field of protecting intellectual property rights, China is also striving to implement the intellectual property laws. Mr. Khalifa also stressed the importance of the Greater Bay Area project to China, a project that aims to unite the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong and Macao to create a huge integrated economic and trade zone.
n the morning of November 1st (Friday), Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Alkhorafi, the Consul General of the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Guangzhou, attended the opening ceremony of "The 40th anniversary of Guangzhou's establishment of sister city relationship", Guangzhou established its first sister city relationship with Fukuoka City, Japan. This conference was organized by the Guangzhou Municipal Government with the theme of "Carrying the hands of the sister cities and taking the road of win-win situation", and representatives of several countries, including Dhofar Province, Oman, participated in the signing of memorandums of understanding on sister cities. At the conference, the mayor of Guangzhou first issued a keynote speech, which stated that Guangzhou attaches great importance to the conclusion of the relationship between sister cities. Subsequently, the mayor of Fukuoka talked about the history of Sino-Japanese relationship and the benefits of signing the sister city agreement with Guangzhou. In 2012, Kuwait City signed a sister city agreement with Guangzhou, the two sides actively promoted prosperity and common development on the principle of equality and mutual benefit, aimed to strengthen and develop cooperation between the two cities and deepen understanding and friendship between the two peoples. In addition, the two sides also encourage multi-form bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, modern service industry, health, education, tourism, environmental protection and planning and so on.
Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Alkhorafi, the Consul General of the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Guangzhou, met with Mr. Wang Yiyang, Director General of the Guangdong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism. Both sides discussed ways to strengthen and develop cultural cooperation between Kuwait and Guangdong Province. The Consul General stressed Kuwait's attention and concern for culture and understanding of the friendly countries' culture and building bridges of cultural and ideological cooperation.
In the morning of October 22nd (Tuesday), Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Alkhorafi, the Consul General of the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Guangzhou, was invited by the Guangdong Provincial Government to attend the opening ceremony of "The 3rd 21st Century Maritime Silk Road China (Guangdong) International Communication Forum" held in Zhuhai city with the theme of "Integration of the Maritime Silk Road Facilitated by the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area". Jointly organized by the China Media Group and the People's Government of Guangdong Province, the forum showcased Guangdong's achievements in promoting the implementation of the "Belt and Road Initiative" and promoting the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and deepening exchanges and cooperation with other countries around the world. In tune with President Xi's vision and expectation of cooperation and exchanges in various fields with the world's continents, this forum introduced fields of pragmatic cooperation between Guangdong and countries along the Belt and Road. Zhuhai is a city located in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, known as one of the most dynamic cities with the World’s longest cross-sea bridge Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Alkhorafi, the Consul General of the State of Kuwait in Guangzhou, met with Mr. Fan Xinlin, Vice President of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangdong Committee. Both sides discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment between the State of Kuwait and Guangdong Province, in accordance with the "Kuwait 2035 Vision" from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Saba, and Chinese President Xi Jinping's “Belt and Road” Initiative.
Mr. Khalifa Mohammed Alkhorafi, the Consul General of the State of Kuwait in Guangzhou, met with Jiao Fangtai, Vice President of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.
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