On 24 Sep. 2015, Counselor for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France, Mr. Pierre Lemonde, who took office recently, visited Zhengdian Park of WIV, CAS, along with Attaché for Science and Technology of French General Consulate in Wuhan, Philippe Maurin, and International Technical Expert of the Embassy of France, Gabriel Gras.
On the Seminar, Prof. Zhiming Yuan, Director of Wuhan Branch, CAS, briefed the Sino-French collaboration on public health emergency response over the years. And then, by showing the visitors around the bio-containment level 4 laboratory (P4) in Zhengdian Park, Prof. Yuan introduced the present implementation of the cooperation project, personnel training, future operation schedule, and the exchange and cooperation on the prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases between the two sides.
Mr. Pierre Lemond highly valued the current progress and the achievements made by the two countries in the area of the prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases. The collaborative agreement signed by them has been always put a new premium by French government, and it will continue to be promoted vigorously. After the visit and exchange, it is believed that we have turned the agreement into a working application, and it is a shared vision that we will make further endeavor and work closely to boost the strategic cooperative partnership on the prevention and control of emerging infectious disease in more depth, so as to make greater contributions to human health and well-being.