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Twenty years since its establishment, FOCAC has travelled an extraordinary journey. Under the joint efforts made by China and Africa over the past two decades, FOCAC has grown into an important and dynamic platform for China and Africa to carry out col...

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF CHINA-AFRICA COOPERATION

Published by: A. Odean
10/19/2020 06:38 PM
The year of 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. China, along with all African countries, is happy to celebrate the moment of great and unique significance.
The year of 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. China, along with all African countries, is happy to celebrate the moment of great and unique significance.

Twenty years since its establishment, FOCAC has travelled an extraordinary journey. Under the joint efforts made by China and Africa over the past two decades, FOCAC has grown into an important and dynamic platform for China and Africa to carry out collective dialogues as well as an effective mechanism for practical cooperation, and represents an important flag for South-South cooperation.

 

China and Africa have long adhered to the principle of putting people first and committed themselves to the high-level quality development of the China-Africa comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership, with FOCAC cooperation benefiting peoples of both. At the successful 2018 FOCAC summit held in Beijing, China and Africa agreed to build a closer community with shared future, charting the course for the future development of bilateral relations.

 

 

China-Africa relations have grown by leaps and bounds under the guidance of this forum, with deepening political mutual trust, expanding practical cooperation in all areas, and closer people-to-people and cultural exchanges. The tangible results of the forum have been highly recognised by African countries and widely praised by the international community.

 

China-Africa relations will always grow from strength to strength. China would like to take the 20th anniversary of FOCAC, together with African countries, as an opportunity to continue upholding the principle of “achieving shared growth through consultation and collaboration”. China will constantly enrich and improve FOCAC’s mechanism, giving further play to the leading role of FOCAC in China-Africa relations. China will connect China’s Two Centenary Goals to the Agenda 2063 of the African Union.

 

 

China will comprehensively implement the achievements of the Beijing Summit and the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against COVID-19, pushing the China-Africa comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership to new height. China wishes to build a closer China-Africa community with shared future, so as to benefit both Chinese and African peoples and build better future for all human beings. China believes that the next session of FOCAC to be held in Senegal in 2021 will further facilitate realising the common goals of China and African countries.

 

China attaches great importance to debt suspension and alleviation in Africa and is committed to fully implementing the G20’s Debt Service Suspension Initiative. At the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19, President Xi Jinping announced important measures on debt suspension and alleviation in Africa. China is actively responding to African concerns in accordance with the consensus reached by Chinese and African leaders and the G20’s DSSI.

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