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WDC Offers Support to ADPA in Dealing With Ebola

Nov 6, 2014 9:03 AM   By WDC
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Press Release: The World Diamond Council (WDC) has made contact with the African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), offering its support in dealing with the impact on the mining sector of the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

ADPA is a union of African diamond mining countries, working  to advance the common interests of the continent's diamond producers. The organization has 18 member countries of which 11 are permanent members and seven are observers.

In a letter to Edgar Diogo de Carvalho, ADPA's executive secretary, WDC's president, Edward Asscher, wrote, "The World Diamond Council would like to reach out to you and your member organizations, out of concern about the Ebola crisis in parts of Africa and with the desire to provide you with practical support. We would like to offer you our technical assistance, expertise and resources to insure that this public health crisis has minimal impact on the diamond supply chain."

Delegations of the WDC and ADPA are both scheduled to attend the Kimberley Process plenary meeting in Guangzhou, China, from November 10 to 14, 2014.
About the World Diamond Council
The primary objective of the WDC is to represent the diamond industry in the development and implementation of the regulatory and voluntary systems to control the trade in diamonds embargoed by the United Nations or covered by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.  Visit www.worlddiamondcouncil.org to learn more. 

Tags: africa, Ebola, producers, WDC, World Diamond Council
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