The 2021 China-Africa Innovation Cooperation Conference opened this week with a total of 15 scientific and technological cooperation projects with multiple African countries inked.
Representatives of over 20 African countries and some African youths, researchers and students in Wuhan attended the opening ceremony of the event hosted by the Chinese ministry of science and technology and the Hubei provincial people’s government.
The conference aims to focus on the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative and promote the “joint building of a China-Africa community with a shared future”, according to official news agency Xinhua.
The two-day event includes a series of online and offline activities, including a forum, an exhibition of innovation cooperation results, and an innovation and entrepreneurship salon of African young talents.
Hubei has been focusing on cooperation and exchanges with African countries in fields including science and technology, industrial capacity and culture, according to Xinhua.