Zhang Maoyu, vice-chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), met with Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Petteri Taalas in Beijing on Feb 25.
Taalas said that China has supported members of WMO to enhance their climate observation capabilities. China has provided assistance to meteorological facilities in seven African countries and conducted international training in meteorology, which has effectively promoted the development of climate meteorology and disaster prevention and reduction in developing countries. WMO is willing to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with the CIDCA in the future.
Zhang introduced China's foreign aid policy and the functions of the CIDCA. Zhang said that the Chinese government attaches great importance to developing cooperation with other countries and international organizations in the fields of meteorology, climate change and disaster prevention and reduction. The CIDCA is willing to work with WMO to further enhance meteorological work in developing countries.