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Guangdong Friendship Association strengthen its ties with members in SA

Huanchun Li, Vice President of Guangdong Overseas Friendship Association paid a courtesy visit to the Chinese Community Policing Forum (CPF) in Cyrildene on November 19.

Huanchun Li, Vice President of Guangdong Overseas Friendship Association paid a courtesy visit to the Chinese CPF.
Huanchun Li, Vice President of Guangdong Overseas Friendship Association paid a courtesy visit to the Chinese CPF.

Guangdong People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (Guangdong Friendship Association in short), is a non-governmental organization at provincial level and an organization member of Chinese People’s Association for friendship with Foreign Countries.

The visit by Huanchun was a tenet of promoting understanding and friendship, exchanges and cooperation in various fields between people of Guangdong province and peoples of the world, maintaining world peace as well as enhancing common development, according to Chinese CPF correspondence Mr Shaun Gao.

Gao said Guangdong Friendship Association dedicates itself to staying in contact with friendly institutions and people of all walks of life worldwide and development of exchange programs.

He said the association serve as a medium for people-to-people exchanges between Guangdong and the outside world and its programs are extensively supported by Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Guangdong and all social sectors.

Chairman Wu Shaokang and Vise President Huanchun Li.
Chairman Wu Shaokang and Vise President Huanchun Li.

Guangdong Friendship Association was formerly known as Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries Guangzhou Branch established in 1956. With the development over the past five decades, the Association has established contacts and co-operative relations with about 100 friendly organisations in more than 30 countries and regions.

It has set up a bridge of communication between the people of Guangdong and peoples of the world and it has made positive contributions to the economic drive and social development of Guangdong, according to Gao.

With adoption of organisation membership, Gao said the association now has 128 organisation members and has engaged a number of well-known personages from home and abroad to be its honorary presidents and specially engaged members, thus provided a solid foundation for developing friendly activities with the outside world.

“The major functions of Guangdong Friendship Association are host good-will missions and friendly public figures at the invitation of Guangdong Friendship Association. Also, it’s to accomplish work entrusted by Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and to support and coordinate the friendly exchanges conducted by friendship associations in other provinces, autonomous regions or cities under direct administration of the central government,” said Gao.

Delegates share their joy withHuanchun Li, Vice President of Guangdong Overseas Friendship Association.
Delegates share their joy withHuanchun Li, Vice President of Guangdong Overseas Friendship Association.

The organisation also assists to develop cultural exchange programs in various forms, he added.

It work together with government agencies and departments, provide guidance to its affiliate, and promote mutual understanding and trust and establishment of cooperative relations between Guangdong and countries of the world.

Huanchun Li was received by Chief Director of South Africa Chinese Community and Police Cooperation Centre, deputy directors and main members.

 

Source: Chinese CPF correspondence Mr Shaun Gao 21 November 2016

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