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The Launching Ceremony of “Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages” Project in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire Was Held 2019-10-26 00:00:00   source:

On the morning of October 24th, local time, the launching ceremony of Chinese aid project, “Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages”, was held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Wan Li, Chinese ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Côte d'IvoireChinese, Wang Yi, Political Counselor, Sidi Thiémoko TOURE, Ministry of Communication and Media of Côte d'Ivoire and Zhang Lemin, deputy president of StarTimes, attended the ceremony.

Ambassador Wan Li said that as a partner to friendly cooperate with Côte d'Ivoire, China has always adhered to the “sincerity, pragmatism, amity and honesty” philosophy and the principle of mutual benefit and win-win cooperation. China will continue to strengthen the cooperation with Côte d'Ivoire in various fields and provide support to its social and economic development within the capabilities.

Sidi Thiémoko TOURE, Ministry of Communication and Media of Côte d'Ivoire, said in his speech that he would like to first thank China for its selfless assistance to African countries including Côte d'Ivoire. China is a sincere and friendly partner to Côte d'Ivoire. The project “Access to Satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages” will not only enable people in remote areas to watch satellite TV, but also helps to train a large number of technical talents and made a significant contribution to the economic development of Côte d'Ivoire. The government of Côte d'Ivoire is willing to continue to work with China to achieve win-win cooperation and deepen the in-depth friendship between the two countries.

Zhang Lemin, the vice president of StarTimes, said that as the organizer, StarTimes is honored to be entrusted by Chinese government to implement the project. We will make all efforts to complete the project, provide rich and colorful program content, and enable people in remote area to enjoy the satellite TV service. At the same time, StarTimes will also do the maintenance of internet, train local talents in radio and TV technology and operation to increase the employment.

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