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Xi: Joint efforts to boost China-Africa cooperation

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12-04-2015 10:16 BJT

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that China stands ready to work with Africa to tap the unique advantages of their partnership and boost bilateral cooperation for the benefit of both peoples.

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a welcome banquet for the summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 3, 2015. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during a welcome banquet for the summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 3, 2015. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Xi said at a welcoming banquet that similar historical experiences and a shared aspiration for common development have generated a natural affinity between the Chinese and African people. He stressed that it is a shared responsibility of both sides to maintain and strengthen the time-honored friendship. 

Both the Chinese and the African people are striving for their respective dreams, and the two sides have highly compatible development strategies. Xi added that both have the need and the resources to expand cooperation for common development. 

South African President Jacob Zuma also addressed the gathering. He urged participating leaders to make concerted endeavors to consolidate the foundation for further deepening of China-Africa cooperation in the future.

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