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The China-AALCO Exchange and Research Program on International Law Started its Second Training Session

Release Time: 2016-08-30

 

 

 
On August 29, The China-AALCO Exchange and Research Program on International Lawstarted its Second Training Sessionwith the openingceremonyheld at China University of Political Science and Lawin Beijing.During the ceremony, the Programwebsitewas officially launched. Thirty-seven participants from 34 AALCO Member States, AALCO secretariat, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR of China takepart in the 3-week training session. This training session covers major hotspot international law issues in contemporaryworldto be addressed by a dozen of leading international law experts from home and abroad.
 

On behalf ofthe Vice Foreign Minister of China H.E. Mr. Liu Zhenmin, the Special Representative for Climate Change Negotiations of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Mr. Gao Feng attended the opening ceremony and conveyedthe congratulatory message: the Program servesas an accelerator for exchanges and mutual learning among Asian and African countries, a booster of the overall influence of Asian and African countries, and an incubator for legal professionals in Asian and African countries. The Chinese government would make great effort to develop this Program, with a view to making contributions to the enhancement of cooperation among Asian and African countries and the promotion of exchanges and development in international law. 
 

The AALCO Secretary-General Mr. Kennedy Gastorn attended the ceremony and stressed in his speechthat AALCO would continue to support the Chinese government and promote the developmentof the Program. The Secretary-General of the Hague Conference of Private International Law (HCCH) Mr. Christophe Bernasconi, and the President of the China University of Political Science and Law, Mr. Huang Jin attended the ceremony as well. 
 

The AALCO, an international intergovernmental organization established in 1956 in line with the spirit of Asian-African Conference held in Bandung in 1955, aims to promote exchanges and consultations among Asian and African countries in international law and reflect their appeals in the development of international law. Currently, AALCO has 46 Member States and 2 Observing States. China joined in this organization in 1983. In April 2015, the Chinese government decided to provide fundingfor the establishment of "China-AALCO Exchange and Research Program on International Law". Aiming at supporting AALCO's work, this Program focuses on strengthening communication and cooperation among Asian and African countries, and promoting their capacity building in international law. The First Training Session of the Program was successfully held in Xiamen, China last fall.