（中外新闻社 中外新闻网记者 北京报道）10月15日, 中外新闻社总裁韦燕、中外新闻社荣誉社长沈峰、中外新闻社执行社长刘登臣等一行应邀前往贝宁共和国驻华使馆，同贝宁驻华大使西蒙 (H.E. Mr. Simon P. Adovelande) 阁下洽谈后疫情时代两国的经贸合作，联合国国际合作协调局局长蒋位卿会见时在座。
On October 15th, Mrs. Wei Yan, President of Home and Abroad News Press, Mr. Shen Feng, Honorary President of Home and Abroad News Press and Mr. Liu Dengchen, Executive Director of Home and Abroad News Press, were invited to the Beninese Embassy in China and met with H.E. Mr. Simon Adovelande discussed the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries in the post-pandemic. Mr. Jiang Weiqing, Director of the United Nations International Collaboration and Coordination Agency, was also in the meeting.
Mrs. Wei first introduced two cross-border projects to Ambassador Simon: the hydrostatic power generation project and the COVID 19 prevention medicine.
Director Jiang Weiqing fully introduced that hydrostatic power generation is a good project with a simple and reasonable structure, low cost, continuous and reliable operation, and easy to popularize and implement. It can overcome the shortcomings of existing power generation technologies.
Mr. Shen Feng brought the COVID 19 prevention medicine to the embassy and he introduced that since the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic, China has adhered to the concept of "prevention before treatment, treatment before getting worse and prevention of re-infection" to promote traditional Chinese medicine with in-depth intervention in the whole process of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in fighting against the virus.
Ambassador Simon expressed that these two projects are very timely and important for Africa and they will bring more development opportunities to African state-owned and private enterprises.
He said that China is actively helping African countries in COVID 19 prevention and control. I am deeply grateful for this generous act. Many Chinese companies have entered Africa and provided African countries with a lot of epidemic prevention materials and vaccines. As a member of Africa, Benin hopes to continue to maintain close cooperative relations with China.
Leveraging on the "Belt and Road" initiative, the two countries will move towards a new stage of common development. Regarding to the economic and trade cooperation between China and Benin, such as sewage water treatment, hydrostatic power generation, marble mining, mineral refinery, high-speed rail construction etc., the senior executives of Home and Abroad News Press had in-depth talks with Ambassador Simon.
Before leaving the embassy, Mr. Shen Feng said that he will donate 100,000 medical masks to the Beninese Embassy in China. Ambassador Simon expressed his gratitude on behalf of the country and people of Benin. He said: "At any time, we will never be apart!"
Wish China-Benin friendship will continue from generation to generation!