Great Ex­pec­ta­tions

African am­bas­sadors talk about the focac bei­jing sum­mit

ChinAfrica - - OPINION -

the year 2018 is im­por­tant for China-africa re­la­tions as the Fo­rum on China-africa Co­op­er­a­tion (FOCAC) will hold its sum­mit in Bei­jing in early Septem­ber. Each time FOCAC holds its min­is­te­rial con­fer­ence or sum­mit, con­crete mea­sures would be de­lib­er­ated be­tween China and African coun­tries to fur­ther boost bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous fields. At the FOCAC Jo­han­nes­burg Sum­mit held in De­cem­ber 2015, Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping put for­ward 10 China-africa co­op­er­a­tion plans, in­clud­ing in­dus­tri­al­iza­tion, agri­cul­tural mod­ern­iza­tion, in­fra­struc­ture and fi­nan­cial ser­vices. To en­sure suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion of the plans, Xi also an­nounced that China would of­fer $60 bil­lion of fund­ing sup­port. What new mea­sures will come out of the FOCAC Bei­jing Sum­mit? Chi­nafrica asked the am­bas­sadors of some African coun­tries in Bei­jing to find out their views and ex­pec­ta­tions.

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