The signing ceremony of establishment of Sino-Ethio Green Bio-manufacture Joint Laboratory jointly supported by the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Meat and Dairy Industry Development of the Ethiopian Ministry of Industry has been held in Ethiopian Ministry of Industry. Zhang Yaping, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Liu Yu, Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, Wang Xuesong, Deputy Director of the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Titlework Gebre Egziyabher, Ethiopian Minister of Industry, Yohanis Dinkayehu, Ethiopian Minister of State, Hailesilasie Weres, Director of the Ethiopian Institute of Meat and Dairy Industry Development, and the staffs of both countries attended the signing ceremony.
At the signing ceremony, Vice President Zhang Yaping said: “Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing countries in Africa. China and Ethiopia have established long-term friendship and have good cooperation in many fields. I am very pleased to witness the establishment of the first joint laboratory between the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Ethiopia, the joint lab will enhance the academic exchanges between scientists of the two countries in the field of animal husbandry and biotechnology, and provide technical support for the use of Ethiopian livestock resources”.
Titlework Gebre Egziyabhe, Ethiopian Minister of Industry, delivered a speech. She said China and Ethiopia are very good friends, and praised the rapid development of China's economy. She also said there is still a big gap between the two countries in terms of scientific research strength, and hoped the scientific institute of Ethiopia can strengthen cooperation and exchanges with China and make a greater contribution to rapid development of Ethiopia.
Deputy Director Wang Xuesong, on behalf of the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, signed the cooperation contract with Hailesilasie Weres, director of the Egyptian Institute of Meat and Dairy Industry Development. Professor Guo Yanchuan and Associate Professor Zhang Bing attended the signing ceremony.
The Sino-Ethio Green Bio-manufacture Joint Laboratory has been strongly supported by the Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the "one belt and one road" scientific and technological cooperation project "Ethiopia thousand-ton green enzyme gelatin production technology demonstration project". The joint lab will actively carry out scientific research on animal husbandry resources, physical and chemical properties of meat and bone products, and safety analysis in Africa, promote the development of Ethiopia's comprehensive utilization of livestock resources and push technical exchanges between the two countries in the field of animal husbandry.
Under the leadership of Vice President Zhang Yaping, our personnel communicated with the people from the Ethiopian Biodiversity Research Institute and the International Livestock Research Center.