Belt and Road alliance for poverty relief established in Chinese border province
KUNMING, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- An alliance for poverty relief and development along the Belt and Road was set up in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday to promote the sharing of experience and models.
The Alliance of Poverty Reduction and Development (APRD), approved by the Alliance of International Science Organizations (ANSO), was jointly established by 14 international scientific institutions and government organizations in countries and regions including China, Poland and Hungary.
With its secretariat based in the city of Lincang, the alliance will focus on common regional challenges and major demands from countries along the Belt and Road in the areas of poverty reduction and development.
The organization will seek cooperation in areas including scientific research, training, studies on poverty relief and development, and technology sharing among countries along the Belt and Road, said Liu Yansui, director of the Center for Assessment and Research on Targeted Poverty Alleviation under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, one of the organizers of the APRD.
ANSO, launched in late 2018 under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is comprised of scientific research organizations from countries participating in the BRI, as well as international organizations. Enditem