Delegation of ALAN Visits Jiangsu University
May 24, 2024

On May 13, the delegation of the Association for Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN), led by President of ALAN Dr. Samuel Oe-Amseb, visited Jiangsu University (JSU). The delegation was accompanied by Deputy Director of the Europe-Africa Division of the Jiangsu Provincial Foreign Affairs Office Wang Min, and Deputy Director of the Zhenjiang Municipal Foreign Affairs Office Liu Wenqin. Vice President of JSU Prof. Cai Yingfeng met the delegation. The leaders from International Office and Overseas Education College, and representatives of international students from Namibia attended the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Director of International Office Cui Yong.

On behalf of JSU, Vice President Prof. Cai Yingfeng welcomed President Dr. Samuel Oe-Amseb and his delegation on their first visit. She gave a detailed introduction of JSU, including international cooperation, especially the international industry-university-research cooperation in agricultural modernization, agricultural mechanization training in Africa, the Belt and Road Initiative PhD faculty members’ collaborative program and other cooperation with Africa, as well as the education of international students in China. She said that JSU hopes to carry out in-depth cooperation with Namibian local governments and universities in talent training and industry-university-research cooperation.

Wang Min stated that the visit of ALAN delegation would enhance the exchange of experience on governance between China and Namibia and promote interaction between Jiangsu Province and Namibia. She also expressed gratitude on behalf of the Jiangsu Provincial Foreign Affairs Office for the arrangement made by JSU.

Liu Wenqin introduced Zhenjiang City to the delegation, reviewing the past exchanges with Namibia. She expressed Zhenjiangs welcome to the guests from afar and its keen anticipation for future cooperation.

Dr. Samuel Oe-Amseb expressed gratitude for JSUs reception, and he praised our remarkable achievements in research, education, and other fields. He said that Namibia attached importance to educational cooperation with China, particularly in establishing partnerships with institutions like JSU, which is crucial for advancing Namibia's educational development. Other members of the delegation respectively introduced the local development status and expressed gratitude to China for its contributions to Namibia's economic and social development. They hoped to promote deeper cooperation between the two countries in areas such as mining and agricultural training.

During the meeting, representatives of international students from Namibia of JSU engaged in close communication with officials of the delegation. After the meeting, the delegation also visited the JSU History Museum and the Agricultural Machinery Cultural Exhibition Hall. The ALAN is the representative body of all 57 local governments in Namibia.