Luncheon with UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region

Member meeting


NABA has the pleasure of inviting you to meet Amb. Huang Xia, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Great Lakes region, 10th December from 11:00 – 12:30.

This lunch will address business trends and opportunities in the African Great Lakes Region and the up-coming Great Lake Investment and Trade Conference planned in Kigali, Rwanda, 18-20th March 2020. The Great Lakes Investment and Trade Conference is being organized by the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations for the Great Lakes Region, the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region, the Rwanda Development Board and the Rwanda Convention Bureau.

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Huang Xia
UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 22 January 2019 the appointment of Huang Xia of the People’s Republic of China as his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region. He succeeds Said Djinnit of Algeria, to whom the Secretary-General is deeply grateful for his dedicated service and distinguished United Nations career.

Mr. Xia brings over 30 years of diplomatic experience across the world, with experience in Africa, having served in several high-level positions. He was the Ambassador of China to Niger (2009-2012), Senegal (2012-2015) and the Republic of Congo (2015-2018). Most recently, he has served as the Ambassador at large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. In earlier postings, he served in the Embassy of China to Gabon, in the Embassy of China to France, and as Deputy Mayor of the People’s Government of Jiamusi, Helongjiang Province in China.


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Event contact

Eivind Fjeldstad