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Sino-African Relations Through Three Decades: A Window Of China’s Progress In Foreign Relations

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On November 4, 2006, heads of state from 43 African countries gathered in the Chinese capital to attend the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), and discussed with Chinese leaders issues relating to Sino-African cooperation. Chinese leaders on various occasions told visiting African friends that China paid a lot of attention to Sino-African relations and would do whatever it could to aid African countries, but China was still poor at that time and needed to develop itself before it could help others. Three decades later, China has not only fulfilled its promise of increasing aid to Africa, but has also elevated Sino-African relations from merely offering aid to building a new strategic partnership. At the 2006 Beijing Summit of FOCAC, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said that China's policy of non-interference and respect of sovereignty contributed to the establishment of Sino-African partnership based on mutual trust.

Keywords: Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC); Sino-African relations



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