China: Western in­ter­fer­ence in Africa poi­sonous

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad in Bei­jing, China

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.

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