Addis Ababa September 03/2018 The 7th summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) kicked off today in Beijing.
Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed participants of FOCAC summit during his keynote address.
The FOCAC summit held under the theme of “China and Africa: Toward an even stronger community with a shared future through win-win cooperation.”
The forum has gathered many African leaders including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, renowned individuals as well as leaders of international organization.
The leaders who converged at the forum are also expected to converse on a coordinated and balanced development of China-Africa cooperation.
To further build the China-Africa comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership, the two sides will seek greater headway in existing areas such as infrastructure, trade, financing, health and human resources development.
They will also seek new growth points in fields ranging from poverty reduction, living standards improvement and people-to-people exchanges, to peace and security and environmental protection.
More than a dozen sub-forums and events on the sidelines of the summit will address topics concerning the youth, local and non-governmental efforts, think tanks, media outlets, as well as cooperation in defense security and health.
The summit will promote South-South cooperation, seeking new cooperation between developing countries and securing stronger international support for their efforts.
The forum which will be continued tomorrow is expected discuss on identifying other areas of cooperation and evaluation of previous agreement.