This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum. As an important supporting project of the forum, the 9th session of the China-Africa Think Tank Forum was held in Beijing last night (5th). More than 200 guests, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African envoys to China, and expert think tanks, conducted in-depth discussions on the achievements and experience of the forum in the past 20 years, and how China-Africa cooperation can transform and upgrade in the new situation.
Assistant Foreign Minister Deng Li stated in his speech that the China-Africa Cooperation Forum has become a banner of international cooperation with Africa and South-South cooperation since its establishment 20 years ago. China-Africa cooperation adheres to openness and inclusiveness, and does not engage in closedness and exclusiveness.
Assistant Foreign Minister Deng Li: Some countries have spared no effort to discredit and undermine China-Africa cooperation, but we firmly believe that China-Africa cooperation is in the fundamental interests of the Chinese and African people, and China-Africa relations are unbreakable.
In the face of the impact of the epidemic, how to revive the economy and how to plan the next 20 years of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum, the guests at the meeting said that the two sides need to further strengthen mutual trust and cooperation, and better voice China-Africa.
Head of the African Diplomatic Mission to China, Cameroonian Ambassador to China Martin Mpana: Africa-China cooperation is also deepening. At present, China and Africa should not be troubled by outside speculations and doubts. Instead, they should share the message of open cooperation to the outside world and jointly promote Africa-China friendship and cooperation.
Rahman Osman, representative of the African Union Representative Office in China: The new crown pneumonia epidemic has had a major impact on Africa’s economy and society, but China is working with us to tackle this challenge. We are accelerating the progress to better implement 2018 The results of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in 2016 minimize the impact of the epidemic and restore the economy.