EurAsian Friendship Association - EAFA
Eurasian Friendship Association established in Budapest
Published in Xindaobao, Reported by Wang Yuyan
Eurasian Friendship Association held an establishment ceremony on 22th May in Budapest. President of the Eurasian Friendship Association, who is also the President of Asia Center located in Budapest, Rudolf Riedl, as well as the Vice President of the Eurasian Friendship Association who also bears the title of Asia Center China Brand Trade Center Project Manager and Hungary GOTOP International Trade Co. Ltd. Chairman Weng Ruiming, Secretary General Klára Zombory (prestigious Sinologist), and also the entire membership of the Eurasian Friendship Association attended the establishing ceremony. Eurasian Friendship Association is also referred to as EAFA.
President of EAFA, Rudolf Riedl held a speech at the ceremony, were he said the followings: „Today we are holding the official signing ceremony of the Eurasian Friendship Association. Our goals behind establishing this Association was to promote cooperation ties between Hungary and China in the aspects of trade and friendship. We need to point out that, we do not only want to strengthen trade, culture, education etc., but also several other strings between these two nations. For the establishment of EAFA we spent much preparation, and finally we were able to unify our goals in the formation of the Association and the preparation of our constitution. If anyone has something new to add, you can come up with it now, because we are deciding right now. If everyone agrees with the deed of foundation, we will now sign the agreement.
The lawyers of EAFA have announced the basic rules of the Association, also the fees that need to be paid, the legal basis for holding events and also explained member duties. The membership of the Eurasian friendship Association has voted by hand raising and without opposition or abstinance, therefore has adopted the constitution. All members of EAFA have signed their names, with this step the foundation of the Eurasian Friendship Association was done. A photo was also taken under the logo of EAFA.
Reporters have interviewed the Executive Vice Chairman of EAFA, Ms. Feng Yuxia, who said the followings: „The Eurasian Friendship Association is for improving the communication and understanding between Chinese and Hungarian people, for the promotion of friendship between China, Hungary, Europe and people of our world. The establishment of the Association, has provided a platform for Chinese and Hungarian entrepreneurs, various well-known people from society and various other fields, not only to strengthen trade ties, or cultural, education, science and technology ties etc.. All fields are given the opportunity to use it as a communication and interactive platform to introduce your company or organization, to increase understanding, make better and more profound communication in order to establish more cooperational points between European and Asian enterprises, which is also aspired by both the Chinese and Hungarian sides. From this day on, EAFA will continue to expand, attract more talents from various fields to join the Association, so it will be of greater influence and importance.
It is understood, that EAFA has already received the support of the Hungarian government, political officials etc., but is able to meanwhile establish connection through inviting Chinese political elites or other influential personalities to join the Eurasian Friendship Association. So far the first steps have already been made, and several countries’ important government representatives have expressed their willingness to join the Association.”
On the afternoon of 23rd May at the third China Brands Business Forum, Rudolf Riedl once again mentioned the official establishment of the Eurasian Friendship Association. That day Asia Center has held in Budapest a signing ceremony between the Eurasian Friendship Association and the Fujian Joint Chamber of Commerce. EAFA President Rudolf Riedl, Vice President Weng Ruiming as well as the whole membership, President of the Fujian Joint Chamber of Commerce Lai Zhaoliang, leaders of Zhangzhou and Ningde city’s departments as well as members of the Fujian Joint Chamber of Commerce attended the signing ceremony.
Rudolf Riedl has welcomed in his speech the representatives of the Fujian Joint Chamber of Commerce and the governmental delegation who arrived to Hungary for an official visit. He hopes that all of them have gained understanding and trust, so that they may promote the cooperation between the EAFA and various places of China.
He said: “Hungary is the door to Europe, and EAFA is exactly that one step which leads through that door. Hungary has many good entrepreneurs, also has bilingual schools, local Chinese media and so on, fellow Chinese friends here feel just like at home.”
„With Weng Ruiming I have jointly initiated the establishment of the Eurasian Friendship Association, with the aim of providing a platform for cooperation. We are able to go to China for official visits, meet Chinese leaders of various departments, and can formally invite them to join our Eurasian Friendship Association, at the same time elect an influential Hungarian politician as Honorary President. We welcome you to join the Eurasian Friendship Association, to promote mutual understanding, not only in the fields of trade cooperation, but also in culture, education and various other fields.
Lai Zhaoliang has mentioned a Chinese saying, which goes: „Those who control the Center, lead the whole country.” Hungary’s location in Europe is if crucial importance; it is a great logistical hub and has perfect business facilities, so that when businessmen arrive to Europe, they have a solid foundation for investments. He introduced the members of the delegation and characteristics of their company. He expressed his belief in establishing a good cooperational relationship with the Eurasian Friendship Association, as well as hopes of a long-term sustainable development.
After the signing between President Rudolf Riedl and President Lai Zhaoliang, both sides have formally established good connections, and at the same time China Fujian Joint Chamber of Commerce has established a representative agency and executive body for the Eurasian Friendship Association.