BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Some 50 legal experts and officials from Asian and African countries, the African Union and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) joined a training session on international law in Beijing Monday.
Jointly organized by Wuhan University and the Asian Academy of International Law, the third training session of the AALCO Exchange and Research Program on International Law will run till Sept. 24.
Lectures will be given by 13 well-known international legal experts and practitioners, including former president of the International Court of Justice Shi Jiuyong and the Secretary-General of AALCO Kennedy G. Gastorn, according to the organizer.
Initiated by China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 2015, the training session provides a wide range of courses on international law and strengthens exchange among Asian and African countries.
"In addition to courses on hot topics and frontier issues in the field of international law, we will organize lectures and seminars relating to the Belt and Road Initiative this year," said Xu Hong from the MFA.
Founded in 1956, AALCO is a governmental organization focusing on exchanges and cooperation within international law and has made crucial contributions to Asia and Africa.