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China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center launched the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Let China and Africa become a beautiful home for people and nature to live in harmony

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At the regular press conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today (26th), a reporter asked: China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center recently launched in Beijing, can you further introduce the relevant situation? How does China evaluate the progress and prospects of China-Africa cooperation in the field of environment?

Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that with regard to the launch of the China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center, we have issued a message.

I would like to emphasize that the launch of the Center is another important step forward in the implementation of the outcomes of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and will provide a new platform for China and Africa to strengthen dialogue on environmental policy exchanges, promote exchanges and cooperation in environmental industry and technology information

And conduct joint research on environmental issues. China expects the center to give full play to its platform advantages, enhance the level of exchanges and cooperation between the two sides, and inject new energy into the building of a community of destiny between China and Africa.

Zhao Lijian said that the earth is the only home of mankind. The people of Central Africa share a common yearning for a beautiful environment and a better life. Since the establishment of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 20 years ago, China and Africa have been deepening cooperation in environmental protection, climate change and green development within the framework of the Forum.

The 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation decided to implement the “Eight Actions” including green development. Over the past two years, China and Africa have jointly implemented a number of cooperation projects on green environmental protection, disaster prevention and mitigation and clean energy, and the outcomes of the summit have achieved positive results.

Zhao Said that China-Africa cooperation in the field of ecological environment protection and green development has great potential and broad prospects.

China is ready to continue to work with Africa to promote green, low-carbon, circular and sustainable development, and jointly protect the green mountains, waters and all living things so that China and Africa can become a beautiful home for people and nature to live in harmony. 

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