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Vol 3 (AAC) No 1

Published 1st November 2009

FOCAC 2009 brings more promises

The Sharm El-Sheik Action Plan sets out China-Africa cooperation goals for 2009 to 2012. Chinese officials emphasised that the 2006 Beijing Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was more a one-off than an act that could easily be followed. Assistant Foreign Minister Zhai Jun said that the 2009 FOCAC in Sharm El-Sheik was ‘held when the international situation is changing and the international financial crisis continues to spread its effect. China-Africa relations are faced with new challenges and opportunities.’

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