DG Kurexi Met with UN Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo at NASG
Mr. Kurexi Maihesuti, Director General of NationalAdministration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China (NASG)met with Mr. Wu Hongbo, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic andSocial Affairs on September 10 2015 in Beijing. Dr. Li Pengde, Deputy DirectorGeneral of NASG, and Co-Chair of UN-GGIM, attended the meeting.
Kurexi reviewed the cooperation activities betweenNASG and UN in the past year, including application of GlobeLand30, implementationof the UN technical cooperation trust fund project “Geospatial InformationManagement Capacity Development in China and Other Developing Countries”, and thecooperation under the framework of UN-GGIM. He expressed NASG’s willingness towork more closely with the United Nations in the geospatial fields.
Wu Hongbo acknowledged NASG’s substantialsupport for UN-GGIM and the cooperation between the two sides. He pointed out thatgeospatial information and technology will play more important roles in theimplementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He said that theUN would look forward to further cooperation with NASG for the benefit of the internationalcommunity, especially the developing countries.
Before the meeting, accompanied by Mr. Kurexi, Wu Hongbo visited the SinoMaps Press and the Map Culture Museum.
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