Chinese, African leaders meet in Beijing in October for cooperation talks

29 December 2005

Beijing, China, 29 Dec – Leaders from China and most African states will meet in Beijing in October 2006 to discuss measures to boost their bilateral cooperation, the Xinhua news agency has reported.

A Beijing Foreign Ministery source said the leaders’ summit will take place during the third meeting of the Africa-China Forum, Xinhua said.

Some 47 of Africa’s 53 states have diplomatic relations with China. In 2004 and 2005, 53 African foreign ministers and other senior officials visited Beijing and President Hu Jintao and Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing made various trips to the continent. (macauhub)