China: Western interference in Africa poisonous
The Chinese government has reiterated its stand of non-interference in the internal affairs of African countries describing such actions from western countries as poisonous to the continent.
China is also advocating for an African solution to the challenges facing the continent arguing that interference from the western world are always with ulterior motives.
The Director General of Africa department of the Chinese ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Lu Shaye said China was only interested in the development of Africa and peace of the continent.
He said this while addressing a group of journalists from Africa countries visiting China yesterday.
“Our foreign policy of non-interference in the domestic affairs of other countries still holds and Africa should not allow western interference in its affairs because it is poisonous for them,” he said.
Shaye also said China while abiding by the rule of non-interference will not watch until crises eat up the continent but will propose solutions to such problems.
The Chinese government however disclosed that it has 1, 800 peace keepers in Africa and that in contributing to the resolution of the crises, it fully respect the sovereignty of countries involved.