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China-Africa cooperation meets needs of African countries፡ Wang Yi

Addis Ababa, January 11, 2022 (FBC) -Strengthening solidarity and cooperation with African countries has always been an important cornerstone of China’s foreign policy, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

He made the remark during a media interview on yesterday after finishing his first diplomatic trip of 2022.

He visited Eritrea, Kenya and Comoros from January 4 to 7, and then traveled to the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

His visits reflect a 31-year tradition of Chinese foreign ministers choosing to visit Africa as their first overseas trip in a new year.

Apart from consolidating and deepening traditional cooperation in infrastructure construction, China and African countries will advance cooperation in other emerging areas, and make greater contribution to Africa’s industrialization and modernization, he said.

Since the establishment of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Chinese enterprises have built over 10,000 kilometers of railways, nearly 100,000 kilometers of roads, nearly 1,000 bridges, nearly 100 ports and a large number of hospitals and schools in Africa, he said.

The expansion of China-Africa cooperation comes from Africa’s growing development needs, according to CGTN.

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