Dakar, August 29
Xinhua News Agency reporter
Strengthen solidarity and cooperation, focus on development and win-win, and jointly maintain fairness and justice… Under the mechanism of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, China-Africa friendly cooperation is advancing steadily. People from many African countries have recently expressed that Africa-China pragmatic cooperation has yielded fruitful results, bringing tangible benefits to the African people. The two sides should continuously elevate the level of Africa-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and set an example for building a community with a shared future for mankind.
Humphrey Moshi, Director of the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, said: “In recent years, Africa-China cooperation has achieved tangible results, reducing poverty and improving African countries. It has made great contributions to the investment environment, upgrading the level of industrialization, and promoting economic development.”
Agricultural technical assistance provided by China to the Bafata region of Guinea-Bissau to local sociologist Di Amantino Lopez impressed. He said that Guinea-Bissau has received strong support from China in the fields of infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries, health and education. “Africa-China practical cooperation helps Africa fight extreme poverty.”
Congo (DRC) Minister of Industry Kahungia believes that China has played an important role in promoting the economic development and peace and stability of African countries. “Africa-China cooperation has yielded fruitful results. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), many cooperation projects such as the Central African Culture and Art Center in Kinshasa, which was built with China‘s aid, are progressing steadily, and the achievements of Congo-China cooperation can be seen everywhere.”
According to data from the Ministry of Commerce of China, the bilateral trade volume between China and Africa will reach US$254.2 billion in 2021, a year-on-year increase of 35%. China has remained Africa’s largest trading partner for 13 consecutive years. In this regard, Mali economist Modibo Makalu said: “China has always established its partnership with African countries on the basis of concrete implementation and mutual respect, and China has kept its commitments to Africa.”
Kaiti, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord, said that in building a China-Africa community with a shared future and enhancing the level of Africa-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, “We are based on mutual needs and common interests to achieve common goals. China is in technology transfer. , the localization of industry and agriculture, etc. to lend a helping hand to Africa, so that Africa is not just a consumer of products.”
Mossi said that China advocates multilateralism, actively participates in and Promote international anti-epidemic cooperation, including providing medical equipment and COVID-19 vaccines to many African countries, and commit to cooperation in addressing climate change and poverty eradication. In recent years, Africa and China have made encouraging progress in cooperating against the epidemic and restoring economic development.
South African Deputy Foreign Minister Dlamini said that Africa and China have a profound traditional friendship. In recent years, the friendly relations between the two sides have been further consolidated through mechanisms such as the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
Costantinos, a professor at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, highly appreciated China‘s willingness to work with Africa to practice genuine multilateralism and jointly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries. “China is committed to common development and treats countries equally regardless of their size. Ethiopia welcomes China‘s approach.”
Kahungia pointed out that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will meet China halfway through bilateral pragmatic cooperation, and looks forward to more fruits of cooperation between the two countries. “Congo (DRC) is willing to continue to create a bright future with China, and the future of Congo-China cooperation can be expected.”
Dlamini said that the new crown epidemic has hit the world, and Africa’s economic recovery is facing many challenges challenges, the Africa-China comprehensive strategic partnership is crucial for Africa to overcome difficulties. The focus of cooperation between the two sides under the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is highly consistent with the economic and social development goals set by the African Union’s Agenda 2063. Africa is willing to strengthen key cooperation with China and work together to achieve greater development.
Charles Onunajju, director of the Nigeria Center for China Studies, said that the “Nine Projects” of China‘s cooperation with Africa are very much in line with the requirements of African countries to promote sustainable and inclusive development. The mutually beneficial cooperation between Africa and China will move to a higher level.