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Vol 7 (AAC) No 1

Published 1st November 2013

A new phase of China-Africa cooperation

Peace and security will move up the agenda

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts from 40 African governments came together for the Third Round of Political Consultations during the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in late September in New York. They sketched out areas of agreement between the partners. Generally, the talks were full of praise for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) and the impact made by China’s development efforts in Africa. The communique issued thereater highlighted a few areas that will be of growing importance in the years to come – supporting Africa’s industrialisation and diversification and also cooperation on peace and security.

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