China calls for strengthening relations with Africa



AA / Tunisia / Wejden Jlassi

Major world powers continue to intensively strengthen Africa recently, mainly through economic projects and diplomatic visits.

Africa Day, celebrated annually on May 25, was an opportunity to focus on strengthening and developing ties between the continent and world powers.

Voiced by its foreign minister, Qin Gang, China called on Thursday at an Africa Day reception to “build stronger and mutually beneficial relations with the mainland, proposing a series of measures to achieve this goal.” Russian news agency Sputnik reports.

The reception was also attended by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonen Hassan, and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Christophe Lutundula.

The Russian agency reports, citing the head of Chinese diplomacy, that the continent has full importance on an international scale.

“China and Africa need to strengthen unity and cooperation more. Both sides protect their interests and rights and support each other’s positions on the issues of sovereignty, development and dignity,” we read from the same source.

Qin stressed that Beijing and the African continent should promote the reform of the global governance system, protect the common interests of developing countries, and continue to unite the forces of developing countries.

Source: AA

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