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Minister Müller travels to Asia

Sustainable development and training for young people


Federal Minister for Development Gerd Müller meets Li Wei, head of the Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) in Beijing

Press release of 10.05.2017 |

BEIJING – The Federal Development Minister is travelling to China, Indonesia and Georgia to discuss a new global partnership for more sustainable development and jobs for young people. The delegation arrived in the Chinese capital on Tuesday.

Following political meetings, Minister Müller will open the Sino-German Center for Sustainable Development on Thursday. Germany wants to work with partners from China to drive forward sustainable development in Africa. Ideas for joint projects will now be developed and implemented. The trilateral cooperation activities will focus on creating training opportunities and jobs for young Africans, achieving technology transfer in the field of energy and environmental technologies and establishing a processing sector in Africa in order to improve value capture on the ground.

Minister Müller: "We will only be able to master the global challenges together, be it with regard to climate protection or one world without hunger, or to a new dimension in development cooperation with Africa. We want to develop solutions to the major global issues in cooperation with our Chinese partners."

In Pingdu, Eastern China, Minister Müller will visit an agricultural vocational school on Friday to learn more about its work in the field of sustainable development. He will then travel on to Indonesia where the focus will be on strengthening cooperation in vocational training and improving sustainability in palm oil production.

On Sunday, Minister Müller will be attending a ceremony in Tbilisi to mark the 25th anniversary of German-Georgian cooperation. Here, the BMZ is working with its partners to expand vocational training based on the dual system in Southern Caucasus.

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