China to further strengthen cooperation with Africa: top political advisor

BEIJING, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) — China will join hands with Africa to promote bilateral cooperation to better benefit the two peoples, top political advisor Wang Yang said here on Tuesday.

Wang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), made the remarks when meeting a delegation of Economic and Social Councils Union of Africa.

“The success of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in September has led the relationship between China and Africa to a new era,” Wang said.

China will join hands with the African side, upholding the principle of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration, to promote construction cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative, so as to consolidate the basis of the China-Africa Community with a shared future, Wang said.

He said the CPPCC will continue to support cooperation between China Economic and Social Council and relevant institutions of Africa, to push for in-depth development of the China-Africa comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

Boulkassoum Haidara, president of the delegation, said the African side is willing to let economic and social councils play a bigger role in promoting mutually-beneficial cooperation between the two sides in various fields.

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