Huawei pledges to cooperate more closely with the African Union on ICT to build a better connected Africa
Cairo, Egypt. November 2nd, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union, visited the exhibition hall of Huawei's Beijing Research Center during her stay in China. Chairperson Zuma also met with Gong Xingyuan, Huawei's Senior Vice President, and they exchanged views on Africa's ICT strategy, industry development, and talent nurturing.
Chairperson Zuma remarked, "I appreciate Huawei's strategic innovation solutions to advance development globally in the ICT industry. I also appreciate the initiatives for developing the ICT industry on the African continent. Specifically, I appreciate the work Huawei is doing with the African Union in technology support and capacity building and through specific training programs, and also encourage Huawei to continue cooperating with Africa."
Gong Xingyuan said, "I'd like to thank Chairperson Zuma for supporting Huawei and the entire ICT industry. In the future we will have a Better Connected World, and ICT will play an even larger role in boosting socioeconomic progress in Africa." He also said, "As a global ICT leader, Huawei is ready to strengthen cooperation with the African Union and contribute to Africa's national plan implementation and ICT advancement. We will also develop more ICT professionals for Africa, and our Seeds for the Future program is a key part of this goal."
Huawei has experienced remarkable growth in the African market over the past 16 years. While seeking steady development, Huawei is committed to localizing its operations and expanding investment in Africa. Its customer-centric innovative solutions have created great value for its customers.
Huawei has set up 24 representative offices in Africa, covering 54 countries on the continent. Among its 7,100 employees in Africa, about 70% are local hires.