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Chinese Foreign Minister visits Nigeria Wednesday

Chinese Foreign Minister visits Nigeria Wednesday

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi will visit Nigeria on Wednesday, 11th of January, 2017.

Mr. Wang, who has commenced a six-day official visit, will also be visiting four oth­er African countries; Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania and Congo.

The main purpose of Minister Wang’s visit is to further explore on how to imple­ment the major consensus reached between President Xi Jinping and African leaders as well as the outcomes of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Co­operation (FOCAC), a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, Chi­na said.

It is against the backdrop of new changes emerging in international political and eco­nomic situations and new challenges turn­ing up in African countries so as to assist Af­rica’s rejuvenation and development, boost the upgrading of China-Africa cooperation and contribute to solidarity and common development among developing countries.

China’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Geng Shuang told a regular press briefing in Beijing , that Minister Wang chose the five countries as the destination of his first over­seas visit in the new year.

“China’s diplomacy is rooted in strength­ening relations with developing countries, including those in Africa. The foreign min­ister’s first trip of every year usually takes him to Africa, a practice that has been in ex­istence for over two decades, already estab­lishing itself as a fine diplomatic tradition,” Mr. Geng said. He noted that 2017 will wit­ness China-Africa cooperation marching forward and upgrading in an all-round way.

 

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