Agreement Signing Ceremony Speech

I am pleased to be here today at the Committee of the Regions and to sign an agreement to formalise and deepen the partnership between our 2 organisations. I am very pleased to be here today for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between HCMC and the World Bank on our comprehensive partnership for strategic engagements for the period 2018-2021. Ladies and gentlemen, today we are signing a new aid agreement to better support our Dominican friends, which will open a new page for friendship and cooperation between China and Dominica. The agreement demonstrates China`s strong support for Dominica`s social and economic development, Dominica`s post-hurricane reconstruction, and Prime Minister Skerrit`s vision to “better dismantle” and “build the world`s first climate-resilient country.” We look forward to the Dominican government`s project proposal. I am pleased to welcome Mr. Amit Roy, President and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC), for the signing ceremony of the first Memorandum of Understanding between the African Union Commission and ifdc. This agreement is an important step in our ongoing collaboration. For years, WHO/Europe and the Committee of the Regions have focused on promoting local engagement on health issues, in particular through the Healthy Cities project and the Regions for Health network. We have come a long way. The time has come to strengthen our cooperation and intensify our dialogue on health policies. We have to admit that we have been talking about the soil fertility crisis in Africa for a long time now.

They must also recognize that we are all tired of talking and meeting about land degradation, the resulting loss of soil nutrients, and the critical impact on food insecurity on the continent, when strong action is needed and needs to be taken. This is the purpose of the cooperation between the AUC and the IFDC. I sincerely hope that, with this cooperation agreement, we will further strengthen our partnership between the IPU and the United Nations. I greatly appreciate your leadership and strong commitment. Let`s work together and work closely together to meet the expectations and aspirations of many people. In fact, we work for people and for our planet and for peace, prosperity and partnership. I call these 5 Ps – People, Planet, Peace, Prosperity and Partnership. And I count on your leadership. Thank you very much. I am pleased to attend today`s memorable ceremony for the signing of the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement between the two Governments.

By signing this agreement, the GOC will provide the Government of Dominica with a grant of RMB 300 million (approximately DPE 120 million). It is not only a reflection of the precious friendship between China and Dominica, but also a symbol of China`s swift and strong support for Dominica`s reconstruction and reconstruction efforts after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. I am very pleased to have signed this cooperation agreement between the IPU and the United Nations. The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding marks the consolidation of a true partnership. The timing is right. We must seize the opportunity to build on the momentum of Health 2020 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Regions are uniquely positioned and mandated to work across all sectors and meet people`s needs. This leadership in health, from the local to the global level, will allow us to take a common approach. Finally, I would like to reiterate my sincere thanks to Vice-President Lambertz and my friends in the Committee of the Regions for making this agreement a reality. With goodwill, clear ambitions and a strong commitment to cooperation, I look forward to taking the next steps towards our common goal of better and more equitable health and well-being for all in the European Region. Under the agreement signed today, the two universities will work together and develop curricula in several key and emerging fields of study, including cybersecurity and forensics. In the long term, this agreement is not only educational cooperation, but also a contribution to Hungarian and American cooperation.

Relations. It will strengthen the capacity of the Hungarian law enforcement and justice system by introducing high technology to the United States. Investigative techniques and methods through competitive and practice-oriented training for future law enforcement and police officers, as well as for senior officers accompanying continuing education. There have been a few previous agreements, but this one is being updated with respect to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change. This agreement is in line with our future implementation process, in which we expect the United Nations and the IPU to coordinate closely into a single team. I am pleased that many of your countries, particularly in Africa, have now received vaccines through COVAX, but I know that is not enough. The objective of this MoU with ifdc is to cooperate in policy advice and dialogue in the field of fertilizer market development in Africa. This is a particularly topical issue. Just last year, President Obama said, “Cyber threats pose a huge challenge to our country. This is one of the greatest economic and national security challenges we face as a nation. It is a matter of public safety and public health.

It is significant that we are strengthening our cooperation and cooperation, especially at this time when the Chairperson of the African Union has highlighted the vision of an “Africa in Food Security: A 5-Year Commitment”, thus strengthening the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP), whose implementation has been accelerated since the AU Summit in Sirte in July 2009 on the theme: “Investing in Agriculture for Economic Growth and Food Security” and the G8 Summit in L`Aquila, Italy, in July 2009, where important commitments were made for global agriculture and food security. We are strengthening our cooperation at a time when the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank, regional economic communities and other key stakeholders are working hard to operationalize the African Fertilizer Financing Facility (AFFM). We therefore welcome this momentum and are determined to move it forward. I am also pleased that the memorandum of understanding makes explicit reference to access to reproductive health services through girls` and women`s education. Marymount will be characterized by a culture of engagement that fosters intellectual curiosity, service to others and a global perspective. The collaborator, Dr. Oumou Camara, will work under my leadership to provide technical assistance on fertilizer policy and marketing issues, as well as in areas of mutual interest to transform African agriculture into poverty reduction, food security and economic development. And the pandemic has only underscored why universal health coverage is so important.

I commend IFDC for working with the African Union Commission and NEPAD to organize the African Fertilizer Summit 4 years ago. The summit brought together nearly a thousand participants, including African heads of state, African ministers, presidents and heads of international donor organizations, private sector companies, farmers` organizations and high-level policymakers, to agree on a strategy to accelerate access to fertilizer for millions of poor farmers to help them increase their agricultural production and increase food security. accomplish. We look forward to leveraging the knowledge and expertise of French-speaking countries in education, training and technology to make the Academy a success. The region is fortunate to have already made progress in this direction. By focusing on equal opportunities, focusing on whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches, highlighting the critical relevance of the social, economic and environmental determinants of health, and linking investment in health to sustainable development, Health 2020, Europe`s health and well-being policy, has put us on the right track. This Memorandum of Understanding, which we are about to sign, aims to formalize the cooperation between our two institutions, which began a long time ago and has proceeded smoothly and fruitfully. African Union Commission Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 28 June 2010 The National Civil Service University recognizes the value of these connections, these bridges across borders – and across the ocean. Although it is a relatively new university, thanks to the Erasmus programme and links with other universities and military academies, it has built a very impressive network of partners in Europe and beyond – as well as through programmes offered in collaboration with the United States and the Budapest International Law Enforcement Academy, where I believe Marymount`s team will visit next week and where more than 22,000 force officers will be visiting. of the order of the whole world since its creation in 1995.

This broad and practical approach helps the National Public Service University to provide its students with a comprehensive and adaptable education in a very international environment. Although the actual violence has ceased at this stage, there is still a risk that this violence will be repeated. We must ensure that the violence continues to stop, and I look forward to and urge the leaders of South Sudan to sit down together and make a firm commitment to work together as one team, the President and the First Vice-President. Welcome, sister, and thank you for your leadership and partnership. .