FOCACForum on China-Africa Cooperation
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The Coordinators' Meeting, which brought together ministerial officials from 53 African countries and their Chinese counterparts, discussed the implementation of the 2018 FOCAC agenda on trade, security and development.
On the other hand, Ambassador Zhao said the signing of the agreements was a testament to the implementation of the consensus reached by the two heads of state since the Beijing Summit of FOCAC that was attended by President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi in China last year.
In addition to the avocado deal, President Kenyatta witnessed the signing of an agreement on economic and technical cooperation covering all sectors of mutual interest and an MoU on joint promotion of the implementation of the eight FOCAC priority areas.
'I welcome and expect ELION to seek cooperation opportunities in Nigeria in desertification control and development of new energy resources,' remarked President Buhari in his meeting with Wang on September 5, 2018 when he was visiting China for the 2018 Beijing Summit of FOCAC, who exchanged ideas and reached consensus in many areas.
He added that the president's disclosure was at the FOCAC Round Table meeting, attended by African leaders and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Al-Sisi arrived in China on Saturday for a four-day visit, set to participate in FOCAC. Al-Sisi visited China four times in the past three years, while the Chinese President Xi Jinping paid an historical visit to Egypt early in 2016 to boost relations between the two countries.
The FOCAC came into being 13 years before the Belt and Road initiative, but the two share a lot in common.
The paper, divided into five parts, illustrated China's relations with Africa, principles of China's African policy, China's all-round cooperation with Africa, FOCAC and its follow-up actions, as well as China's relations with African regional organizations.
The FOCAC has given strong momentum to cooperation between the two sides
China is also keen on strengthening ties with African countries within the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), he added.