A delegation from the Scientific and Technological Research Council (CICTE), led by its vice-president, Luis Maria Sabadell Bizantino, have been visiting the People’s Republic of China, since 7th June, at the invitation of the Academy of Sciences.
Within the framework of the tight schedule to follow during this visit, the Equatoguinean delegation, accompanied by the accredited Republic of Equatorial Guinea Ambassador to China, German Ekua Sima Abaga, was received in audience firstly by the vice-president of the Academy of Sciences in China, to whom Sabadell Bizantino passed on a message of gratitude and cordial greetings from the president of CICTE, Anacleto Olo Mibuy.
According to Sabadell, this visit aims to widen relations between China and Equatorial Guinea in the fields of science and technology.
The CICTE wishes to set up a plant laboratory with the aim of studying the therapeutic benefits of promoting traditional medicine; for that reason Chinese collaboration is necessary with respect to technical assistance and the training of human resources.
China has become the safest ally for Africa, and in particular for Equatorial Guinea, and taking into account its advanced development with respect to technology, we believe that they have come to the right place, said the vice-president of the Chinese academy, and described the CICTE action plan as brilliant.
The relations between our two peoples have always been mutually beneficial and fruitful, and we are prepared to cooperate with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in the area of sciences and technology, he underlined.
On the same day, the delegation presented before the Chinese academy a report on botanical work, and visited the Beijing Botanical Garden.
After concluding activities in the capital, the five member delegation travelled to the city of Shijiazhuang, where it will visit the agricultural centre there, and will continue with its activities in the district of Yuanshi.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea