Address by Tang Lingyun Chinese Deputy General Consul to Barcelona
at the KeTLOD Project Midterm Meeting
“Representatives from Chinese and European universities and agencies:
Good morning! I’m delighted to attend the Midterm Meeting of KeTLOD project. First of all, I would like to extend, on behalf of Chinese general consulate in Barcelona, congratulations upon the smooth implementation of the program which has achieved phased results.
During President Xi Jinping’s visit to Europe in 2014, Chinese and European state leaders unanimously agreed to jointly foster a Sino-European partnership for peace, growth, reform and civilization. Over the past three years, the two sides have carried out a series of programs which have proved very fruitful, including the KeTLOD project launched last October. This program involves four academic institutions from Spain, Italy and France together with seven Chinese universities including the School of Medicine of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which manifests the Chinese and European partners’ strong desire for bolstering cooperation in this field.
The Chinese government puts a high premium upon organ donation and transplantation. It complies with the international conventions and universally recognized ethical principles, and goes all out to protect the rights of the donors and recipients. Over recent years, the Chinese government keeps strengthening legislation in relevant fields, continuously improves the work mechanism and makes a point of intensifying training of professionals. Since the European countries represented by Spain boast advanced technologies and rich expertise in organ donation and transplantation, China is willing to further exchanges and cooperation with the European side, and to contribute to the world health care.
Finally, I wish the KeTLOD project remarkable success in the following phases.
May 26, 2017