Senior officials to attend leadership training in China

Chinese Cultural Centre's Qiong Ma explains about chinese culture to scholarship recepients Dinesh Prakash (left) and Josefa Draunidalo of Government civil servants during their breifing at Chinese Cultural Centre yesterday. Picture: RAMA

FIFTEEN senior officials from various ministries and departments have been selected to attend a training workshop on leadership building in China from June 23 to July 3.

The 15 have been chosen under the Fiji Senior Public Servant Workshop 2019 to attend the training at the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP).

The group was hosted to a luncheon at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Suva this week.

Counsellor and Chief of Mission of the Chinese Embassy in Fiji, Huang Xuehu said the program showcased the China-Fiji friendship and co-operation.

“It is highly recognised by leaders of our two countries. This workshop is acclaimed as a model program in our bilateral relations. It started in 2013 and this forthcoming workshop 2019 will be the sixth batch,” Mr Huang said.

“The previous five workshops were mainly carried out by CELAP in Shanghai, while the workshop 2019 will be jointly offered by CELAP and the Guizhou Institute of Public Administration (GIPA) in Guiyang, capital city of Guizhou Province.

“What’s more for this workshop, the Chinese side is still working on a possibility of a bonus trip for the group to go to Henan Province and learn more about the CPC’s story on local development endeavours in a central and history-rich province.”

He said the purpose of all these new arrangement was an answer to the calls of the previous workshop attendees for getting a more comprehensive understanding of China by reaching out to beyond the city of Shanghai.

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