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Vol 3 (AAC) No 10

Published 1st August 2010

Liu Zhenmin

Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs

The cultivation of ties with the African Union is a lynchpin of China's courtship of the continent. To this end, China has built a new conference centre at the AU's headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and stepped up its financial and institutional support. At the AU summit in July, Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin put in an appearance, meeting with AU Commission Chairman Jean Ping of Gabon. Liu promised further support for the AU's activities.

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