The Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU), Mr. Arezki Mezhoud, has engaged in a productive meeting with the Secretary-General of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), Mr. Xu Liuping in Beijing, China. The primary objective of this meeting was to foster an exchange of ideas and perspectives on matters of shared interest within the domain of trade unions.
This meeting commenced with a warm and cordial welcome extended by Mr. Liuping who expressed his union’s unwavering support for the African trade union movement. He shared his aspirations and broader vision for the trade union movement as a whole, emphasizing his keen interest in fostering stronger collaborations between China and Africa in the future.
In response, Mr. Mezhoud conveyed his sincere gratitude for the warm reception and expressed his impression following his participation in the Third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, which was held in Beijing, China. Mr. Mezhoud touched on the open and inclusive approach adopted by China, signaling its willingness to further engage in collaboration with African counterparts.
Building upon Mr. Liuping’s vision, Mr. Mezhoud went on to share his own insights and ideas regarding potential avenues for future cooperation between African and Chinese trade unions. This exchange underscores the commitment of both parties to strengthen the ties between their respective trade unions and advance their shared goals in the realm of trade and labor.
This meeting between OATUU and ACFTU marks a promising step toward increased cooperation and collaboration between African and Chinese trade unions, signifying a brighter future for trade union movements in both regions.