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ICC and Tanoto Foundation Join Hands to Promote “Belt and Road” Talent Development Program


Talents are the important factor and strong force to promote the development of the Belt and Road. In an effort to continuously enhance the people-to-people connection of countries and regions along the Belt and Road and gather suggestions and the participation of talents from different fields so as to actively further the development of the Belt and Road, designated by leaders of the NDRC and under the guidance of the Department of the Regional Opening-up (the Leadership Office of Promoting the Development of the Belt and Road), ICC and Tanoto Foundation held the Belt and Road Talent Development Program. On 15 of March, both sides singed cooperation agreement in Beijing and launched the 2019 Belt and Road Talent Development Program. Deputy Director General Liu Jianxing of ICC and Representative from the Tanoto Foundation Zhao Yong attended the signing ceremony.

The signing ceremony

The program was initiated by the Tanoto Foundation set up by President of RGEI of Singapore. The Foundation will actively support the development of the Belt and Road and continue to support government officials of participating countries to study and conduct various exchanges and visits. For the sake of facilitating public welfare programs in China, in 2018 the Tanoto Foundation was officially established.

The Talent Development Program will include a variety of training forms such as basic training and program promotion, online and offline and long-term and short-term education, high-end seminars and forums and etc. Around 100 persons will be trained in 2019. At the signing ceremony, Zhao Yong spoke highly of the high standard, accurate plan and work efficiency of the ICC in designing the program. He hopes that through this opportunity both sides can develop deep cooperation in more areas and better serve to the development of the Belt and Road.

Liu said in the concluding remarks that since the Belt and Road initiative was proposed by President Xi in 2013 the international cooperation with a relation to it has been gradually deepened and remained extremely dynamic ever since. The enhancement of people-to-people connection is an important field of the initiative. In the process of strengthening the mutual-benefits and trust of people in the countries and regions participating into the development of the Belt and Road, mutual learning is an efficient approach and important grasp. The program will nurture a host of high-end talents with great expertise, professional knowledge and rich experience in social practices so as to contribute more wisdom to the development of the Belt and Road. Meanwhile, ICC and Tanoto Foundation will shape it into the flagship program of international cooperation and build up high-quality platforms and networks so as to gather more strength to propel the further development of the Belt and Road. 

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