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Schiller Institute’s Sébastien Périmony Goes to Ivory Coast & Angola
by Sébastien Périmony, @SebPerimony
Saturday, June 15, 2019, a conference on the New Silk Road was held at the headquarters of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast.
This conference, organized by the Association pour la Sauvegarde et la Promotion de la Pensée d’El Adj-Boubacar Gamby Sakho (ASPP-BGS) in partnership with the Foundation Félix Houphouët-Boigny for Peace Research, brought together about 400 young students, mainly from the Institut National Polytechnique Houphouët-Boigny de Yamoussoukro.
The objectives were as follows:
- Improve China’s knowledge and visibility in Ivory Coast
- Present the example of Chinese development, with particular emphasis on the crucial role played by the Silk Road
- Lay the foundations for the bilateral partnership between Ivory Coast and China, between Chinese and Ivoirian industrialists, researchers, etc.
- Highlight the impact of culture on the harmonious development of Ivory Coast
- Make Yamoussokro the scientific capital of West Africa in infrastructure, medicine, information technology and telecommunications (5G, Big data, artificial intelligence), robotics, space education.
- Make Yamoussokro a “smart-city”
- Develop from Yamoussokro special economic zones and industrial parks such as Ethiopia or Kenya.
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