La Foire de Canton, China Southern et Turkish Airlines font équipe pour inviter le monde à « découvrir plus » à l’occasion de la 124e Foire de l’importation et de l’exportation de Chine

GUANGZHOU, Chine, 22 septembre 2018 /PRNewswire/ — La Foire de l’importation et de l’exportation de Chine (Foire de Canton) a annoncé avoir élargi son offre grâce à la signature de partenariats de voyage avec les compagnies aériennes China Southern Airlines et Turkish Airlines pour la prochaine 124e Foire de Canton.

The Canton Fair, China Southern and Turkish Airlines Team-up to Welcome the World to ‘Discover More’ at the 124th China Import and Export Fair

Ces nouveaux partenariats représentent une avancée significative dans le plan de la foire pour renforcer ses relations avec la communauté internationale. Le partenariat avec la compagnie China Southern Airlines s’adressera aux acheteurs d’Amérique du Nord, tandis que celui avec Turkish Airlines offrira aux participants un certain nombre d’avantages sur un large éventail de liaisons en provenance du Moyen-Orient, d’Afrique et d’Amérique du Sud.

Les personnes voyageant avec China Southern Airlines auront droit à des remises spéciales sur les billets de première classe, de classe affaires, de classe économique premium et de classe économique sur les liaisons Los Angeles-Guangzhou et Vancouver-Guangzhou. Les passagers de Turkish Airlines pourront bénéficier de remises spéciales et de miles supplémentaires sur les billets de classe affaires et classe économique.

« Au cours des 61 dernières années, la foire a reçu un énorme soutien de la part des pays du monde entier. Lors de la 123e Foire de Canton, nous avons accueilli plus de 33 426 acheteurs d’Amérique et plus de 90 576 acheteurs de pays participant à l’initiative « la Ceinture et la Route », a déclaré Alan Liu, directeur général adjoint du bureau des affaires étrangères de la Foire de Canton. « Cette année, gardant à l’esprit ce soutien indéfectible, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer nos nouveaux partenariats avec deux grandes compagnies aériennes, ce qui nous permet d’élargir considérablement notre offre et d’étendre notre invitation aux acheteurs des marchés développés et émergents du monde entier. »

La Foire de Canton, qui représente la plus grande foire commerciale de Chine, est considérée comme une fenêtre sur la Chine. Selon de récentes données douanières, les échanges bilatéraux entre la Chine et l’Afrique s’élevaient en 2017 à 170 milliards de dollars américains, avec un taux de croissance moyen de 14,1 % par an. La même année, les échanges entre la Chine et les pays arabes ont atteint près de 200 milliards de dollars américains (734 milliards de dirhams), soit une hausse de 11,9 % par rapport à l’année précédente, tandis que les investissements directs de la Chine dans les pays arabes ont augmenté de 9,3 % pour atteindre 1,26 milliard.

La coopération au développement augmente à tous les niveaux. La collaboration et la croissance mondiales pouvant encore être considérablement développées, la foire cherche continuellement à élargir son offre et à étendre son invitation à « découvrir plus à la Foire de Canton » aux acheteurs et vendeurs du monde entier.

Pour plus d’informations sur les offres de voyage exclusives ou la réservation de billets pour la foire ou pour en savoir plus sur les nouveaux partenariats, veuillez vous connecter à « BEST » (« Buyer E-Service Tool », un outil permettant d’accéder aux services électroniques destinés aux acheteurs) sur le site officiel de la Foire de Canton invitation.cantonfair.org.cn.

À propos de la Foire de Canton

La Foire d’importation et d’exportation de Chine, également connue sous le nom de Foire de Canton, se tient tous les deux ans à Guangzhou, au printemps et en automne. Créée en 1957, la Foire de Canton est devenue une foire très complète. Il s’agit de la foire la plus ancienne, la plus respectée et la plus grande de Chine et celle qui compte le plus grand nombre de produits. C’est également la foire qui présente les acheteurs les plus variés en termes de provenance et le plus important volume d’affaires de Chine.

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NHIA Brong-Ahafo offices receive data card printers

Sunyani- The government has provided 46 new data printers to support the National Health Insurance Scheme’s (NHIS) operations in its 21 offices in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

Sunyani, Techiman South and Dormaa Central Municipalities received three each while the remaining 18 district offices also got two each of the printers which are more robust and efficient than the current ones being used.

Speaking at a short presentation ceremony, Mr Evans Opoku-Bobie, the Regional Minister designate, expressed appreciation to President Nana AddoDankwaAkufo-Addo for his visionary leadership and also to the Management of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in the region for their hard work and dedication to the course of the Scheme.

He said the new printers would make the numerous complaints of no printers at the District offices a thing of the past and advised the District Managers and their staff to take very good care of them.

MrOpoku-Bobie commended the good work of health providers in the region who were providing quality health care to the people and announced that the government had paid claims up to December 2017.

Within few weeks you are also going to receive claims of first quarter 2018 and we will continue to improve upon the payment of claims to the facilities, he said.

Mr Joseph Mensah, the Regional Director of the NHIA, said the region has been able to register about 800,000 members as at June this year and expressed the optimism that the arrival of the machines would greatly improve their performance to achieve the region’s 2018 target of 1,365,336 by the close of the year.

As part of the presentation programme, a day’s sensitisation workshop was organised by the Regional Office of the Scheme for the district managers.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Security guard gets three years for property demolition

Ho- A Ho circuit court has sentenced a 46-year old security man to three years imprisonment with hard labour for demolishing a property worth GH3, 500.00.

The court presided over by Madam Pricilla Dikro charged James Yao Adzormani, with stealing, causing unlawful damage and threat of death.

Prosecuting, Corporal Priscilla Sowah told the court that the complainant, ElormSidza asked the convict to spray a plot of land on which she had a single room building below lintel level and 900 pieces of cement blocks.

The prosecution added that on February 11, 2018, the complainant visited the site and found that her building had been pulled down and the 900 pieces of blocks valued at GH 900.00 taken away from the site.

The prosecution said investigations conducted by the complainant pointed to the convict as the culprit and a report made to the police.

Prosecution said on February 11 and 16, 2018, respectively, the convict went to the house of the complainant with cutlass and threatened to kill her.

The prosecution disclosed that with the assistance of some tenants, the convict was arrested and handed over to the police.

Prosecution said during investigation the convict admitted the offences and was arraigned before court.

The court also ordered the convict to pay an amount of GH4,500.00 to the complainant.

Source: Ghana News Agency

UN General Assembly Pays Tribute to Former UN Chief Annan

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan died Aug. 18 and was buried last week in his home country of Ghana with highest honors. At the United Nations on Friday, the international community and his family remembered Annan as a man of peace who was dedicated to humanity.

Kofi Annan joined the U.N. system in 1962 and spent decades rising through the ranks to become peacekeeping chief and ultimately, in 1997, the organization’s seventh secretary-general.

Current U.N. Chief Antonio Guterres led the tributes to him.

Throughout his tenure Kofi Annan urged us never to be bystanders in life. He summoned us all to act against bias, brutality and bloodshed. He was a multilateralist through and through, Guterres said.

The president of Ghana sent Annan Cato as his special representative to the memorial.

As the first Secretary-General from sub-Saharan Africa, Kofi Annan brought considerable renown to Ghana and to Africa, evidenced by his conduct and comportment in the global arena, especially at difficult periods in the history of the organization, Cato said.

Achievements and shortfalls

Among Annan’s achievements was his work to mobilize a global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to institute the Millennium Development Goals, which helped make inroads in the eradication of poverty. In 2001, Annan and the United Nations jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize.

But the Rwandan genocide happened on his watch as peacekeeping chief and his tenure as secretary-general was tarnished by the oil-for-food corruption scandal in Iraq.

After a decade at the helm of the U.N., Annan continued to work for peace through his Annan Foundation and with The Elders.

His immediate successor as secretary-general and a fellow Elder, Ban Ki-moon, praised Annan as a genuine force for global good.

I am confident that history will show, as the years pass, that Kofi Annan was a monumental leader, he said.

Son’s tribute

Annan’s wife of 35 years, Nane, spoke of his glowing aura of radiant warmth and joy of life.

But one of the most moving tributes came from his son, Kojo, who said that it was unimaginable that a man born in Ghana’s second city of Kumasi and who never left his country before he was 18 years old would rise to become the world’s top diplomat.

And yet that was my father’s story, he said. It was a story that became his world view. If it was possible for him, why should stability, peace, security, justice, sustenance, education, opportunity or success be impossible for anyone else?

He said that although his father’s race had ended, his work continued � to build a world where potential is recognized in everyone and everyone can find a home.

Source: Voice of America

UN General Assembly Pays Tribute to Former UN Chief Annan

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan died Aug. 18 and was buried last week in his home country of Ghana with highest honors. At the United Nations on Friday, the international community and his family remembered Annan as a man of peace who was dedicated to humanity.

Kofi Annan joined the U.N. system in 1962 and spent decades rising through the ranks to become peacekeeping chief and ultimately, in 1997, the organization’s seventh secretary-general.

Current U.N. Chief Antonio Guterres led the tributes to him.

Throughout his tenure Kofi Annan urged us never to be bystanders in life. He summoned us all to act against bias, brutality and bloodshed. He was a multilateralist through and through, Guterres said.

The president of Ghana sent Annan Cato as his special representative to the memorial.

As the first Secretary-General from sub-Saharan Africa, Kofi Annan brought considerable renown to Ghana and to Africa, evidenced by his conduct and comportment in the global arena, especially at difficult periods in the history of the organization, Cato said.

Achievements and shortfalls

Among Annan’s achievements was his work to mobilize a global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to institute the Millennium Development Goals, which helped make inroads in the eradication of poverty. In 2001, Annan and the United Nations jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize.

But the Rwandan genocide happened on his watch as peacekeeping chief and his tenure as secretary-general was tarnished by the oil-for-food corruption scandal in Iraq.

After a decade at the helm of the U.N., Annan continued to work for peace through his Annan Foundation and with The Elders.

His immediate successor as secretary-general and a fellow Elder, Ban Ki-moon, praised Annan as a genuine force for global good.

I am confident that history will show, as the years pass, that Kofi Annan was a monumental leader, he said.

Son’s tribute

Annan’s wife of 35 years, Nane, spoke of his glowing aura of radiant warmth and joy of life.

But one of the most moving tributes came from his son, Kojo, who said that it was unimaginable that a man born in Ghana’s second city of Kumasi and who never left his country before he was 18 years old would rise to become the world’s top diplomat.

And yet that was my father’s story, he said. It was a story that became his world view. If it was possible for him, why should stability, peace, security, justice, sustenance, education, opportunity or success be impossible for anyone else?

He said that although his father’s race had ended, his work continued � to build a world where potential is recognized in everyone and everyone can find a home.

Source: Voice of America