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Jia Qinglin delivers speech at 18th AU Summit

01-30-2012 07:36 BJT Special Report:18th African Union Summit |

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China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin has attended and delivered a speech at the 18th African Union Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Jia Qinglin first presented a congratulatory message from Chinese President Hu Jintao to the summit. Jia added that China is glad to see the AU becoming an important force for peace, stability and development in Africa and the world as a whole over the decade. He expressed belief that Africa will make even greater progress along the path of strength through unity.

Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC), addresses the opening ceremony of the 18th African
Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Jan. 29, 2012. The 18th AU
summit opened here on Sunday in the new AU Conference Center built with Chinese
sponsorship. Jia Qinglin delivered a speech titled "Towards a Better Future with
Stronger China-Africa Solidarity and Cooperation" while attending the summit.
(Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

Jia said China views its relations with Africa from a strategic and long-term perspective. And called on African countries to bring their partnership to higher level.

He put forward five proposals to boost ties -- including promoting their traditional friendship, intensifying coordination and cooperation on international and regional issues, enhancing the level of economic cooperation, expanding people-to-people exchanges, and building on the Forum on China Africa Cooperation.

Jia also announced that China will provide a total of 600 million yuan free assistance to the AU in the next three years.

Before the opening ceremony, Jia joined African leaders in planting a friendship tree in the AU garden.

Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC), addresses the opening ceremony of the 18th African
Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Jan. 29, 2012. The 18th AU
summit opened here on Sunday in the new AU Conference Center built with Chinese
sponsorship. Jia Qinglin delivered a speech titled "Towards a Better Future with
Stronger China-Africa Solidarity and Cooperation" while attending the summit.
(Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

The 18th AU summit opened here on Sunday in the new AU Conference
Center built with Chinese sponsorship. Jia Qinglin delivered a
speech titled "Towards a Better Future with Stronger China-Africa
Solidarity and Cooperation" while attending the summit.
(Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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