I would like to extend a cordial welcome to Vienna, Austria to you. It gives me a great pleasure that you are taking interest in our activities and this website in particular.
This reinforces my strong belief that the capital city of Vienna in Austria is a major venue for important European meetings and a vibrant cosmopolitan site on its own right for development and research on agendas related to Austria/Europe and the African continent and good development of more intensive relationships in all areas.
This years theme for the internationaly observed Industrialization Day "Competitive Industries for the Development of Industries in Austria and Africa" underlines the need
to increase international cooperation in order to unleash the big potentials.
Let me use this opportunity to urge greater support for our country Austria/Europe and the African continent´s efforts towards a greener and more prosperous future.