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Xi Jinping: China-Africa Comprehensive Strategic and Cooperative Partnership

On December 4, 2015, at the opening of the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Johannesburg, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed to elevate “the new type of the China-Africa strategic partnership” to a “comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership.”  The comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership will be based on five principles: political equality and mutual trust, win-win economic cooperation, culture exchanges and mutual learning, mutual assistance on security, and cooperation and solidarity in international affairs. 

Xi indicated that in the next three years, China will implement cooperation programs with Africa in the following ten areas: industrialization, agricultural modernization, infrastructure, finance, green development, trade and investment, poverty reduction, public health, culture, and peace and security. 

Source: Xinhua, December 4, 2015