|2019-10-09 Source： Sinopecnews.com|
As celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the awarding ceremony of the Chinese Government Friendship Award 2019 was held in the Great Hall of the People on September 30. Being one of the award winners, Uwe Kirchgaessner, President of BASF-YPC Company Limited, joined the ceremony and received the certificate from Vice Premier Liu He. In the same afternoon, Premier Li Keqiang met with all the awarded foreign experts.
The Chinese Government Friendship Award is the highest honor for foreign experts in China, as a recognition to their outstanding contributions to the economic development and opening-up of China. Since its establishment in 1991, 1599 foreign experts have won the award, and a total of 100 foreign experts from 31 countries were rewarded this year.
Uwe Kirchgaessner was awarded 2017 Jiangsu Friendship Award and 2018 Jinling Friendship Award during his staying and working in Nanjing.