‘China-Africa ties will never step back’

BEIJING: China-Africa relationship will never stop moving forward and the development of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will never pause, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed on Friday.
In an article titled “Two Decades of a Shared Journey toward New Heights in the New Era” to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the Chinese foreign minister called for increasing cohesion and influence of the FOCAC, and achieving greater success in our journey of building a China-Africa community with a shared future.
According to Wang, in the last 20 years, the FOCAC has witnessed the consolidation of the political foundation of both sides, fruitful practical cooperation results, increased people-to-people exchange and strengthened mutual support.
He said the FOCAC is a source of inspiration for further growth of China-Africa relations as the two sides have always pursued solidarity, consultation, and cooperation, advanced win-win cooperation for development, supported each other in trying times and embraced openness and inclusiveness.
Looking into the future, Wang said China and Africa should be a new shining example in building a community with a shared future for the mankind, set a new benchmark for international anti-epidemic cooperation and unleash a greater potential in practical cooperation.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). On October 12, President Xi Jinping and President Macky Sall of Senegal, the current African Co-Chair of the FOCAC, issued a joint congratulatory message to mark this important occasion.
–The Daily Mail-CGTN exchange item