French Ambassador visited WIV
On 29 Oct. 2014, French ambassador, Mr. Maurice GOURDAULT-MONTAGNE, who took office in August, 2014, visited Zhengdian Park of WIV, CAS.
Prof. Xinwen Chen, Director of WIV, CAS, briefed the research areas of WIV and the Sino-French cooperation on public health emergency response over the years. Prof. Zhiming Yuan, Director of Wuhan Branch, CAS, introduced the current progress of the project, the comparative research on Sino-French biosafety management rules and regulations, personnel training, and the exchange and collaboration on the prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases between the two countries.
Mr. Maurice GOURDAULT-MONTAGNE spoke highly of the progress and the achievements made by two sides in the field of the prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases. It is the fact that 2014 is the 50th year since the establishment of the diplomatic relations of the two countries. French government attaches great attention to the cooperative agreement of the two sides. It is our common wish that the two countries can continue to work closely together to enhance the strategic cooperative partnership in all round, thus, making greater contributions to humankind in the field of the prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases.