• Thursday, July 25, 2024
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China set to sign more bilateral treaties with African nations

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China has pledged to sustain the on-going diplomatic and development initiatives between it and African nations.
Speaking at a world news conference in Beijing on Sunday as part of activities to mark the Communist Party activities for 2015 and to review achievements recorded in 2014, the country’s minister of foreign affairs, Wang Yi, said Africa remained a traditional friend of China.

“We are determined to consolidate on so many on-going projects and bilateral relations entered into in 2014, that will be beneficial to both parties.
“We have also remained friends, even during trying periods like the time of outbreak of Ebola disease when over 1,000 Chinese medical doctors actively participated in trying to contain the situation.

“Over 750 million Yuan (about $120 million) was spent. Just two days ago, the last patient left China medical centre in Sierra Leone,” he said.
He said that based on agreement with the African Union, a permanent mission has been created at the AU office in Addis Ababa as part of efforts at forging closer relations.