The donation ceremony of office equipment by the Government of the People’s Republic of China to Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) was held successfully on 20 April 2018 at AALCO Headquarters. The Government of the People’s Republic of China was represented by H.E. Mr. Luo Zhaohui, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to India and AALCO was represented by H.E. Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn, Secretary General of AALCO. The donated items include computers, printers, air-conditioners, air purifiers, micro ovens, photocopier, tele-conferencing phone, water cooler bringing to a total of 97 pieces of equipment.
The ceremony was attended by representatives from 24 Member States of AALCO with special mentions to Dr. V.D Sharma, Joint Secretary, Legal and Treaties Division, Ministry of External Affairs, India, H.E. Mr. Baraka H. Luvanda, High Commissioners of Tanzania to India.
This was the third time that the Government of People’s Republic of China donated the Office Equipment to AALCO, the first and second time was in the year 2008 and 2009 respectively.
The welcome remarks were presented by H.E. Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn treasuring the continued support of the Government of People’s Republic of China to AALCO and all its endeavors. He recalled and reemphasized that the Government of China had played a pivotal role in both the substantial and administrative matters of AALCO since its joining the organization in 1983. Welcome remarks were followed by remarks by H.E. Mr. Luo Zhaohui highlighting the cooperation of China and AALCO, appreciating AALCO’s initiatives and achievements in providing platform for Asian and African countries to participate in international legal cooperation, to reflect the aspirations and common interests of developing countries, and to contribute to the progressive development of International Law, among others, since its inception. The event progressed to the unveiling ceremony of the office equipment, done by the Ambassador of China and the Secretary General of AALCO.
The representatives voiced their appreciation towards this kind gesture of the Government of the People’s Republic of China and emphasized the importance of these equipments in facilitating the operations of the AALCO Secretariat.
Speech of Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn
Speech of Ambassador Luo Zhaohui