Address by Ambassador Ma Zhaoxu at the Opening Ceremony of China Advanced Leadership Program
Canberra, November 4, 2013
The Hon. Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister of Australia,
Professor Allan Fels,
I am delighted to attend the Opening Ceremony of China Advanced Leadership Program. I want to congratulate you on the opening of the Program and warmly welcome all of you attending the program. I also want to thank Professor Fels and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) for the invitation and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for your remarks.
The China Advanced Leadership Program jointly held by the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, the Chinese Academy of Governance and the ANZSOG has been successfully delivered annually since 2011. Many leading officials from Chinese governmental departments have participated in the program. We are happy to see that under the joint efforts of both sides, the program has become an important platform for more exchanges between the Chinese and Australian governments on governance and management, playing an increasingly important role in enhancing mutual understanding between the two countries.