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Background: Forum on China-Africa cooperation

07-19-2012 09:21 BJT Special Report:5th Ministerial Meeting of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation |

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Now let's take a look at the very beginnings of the Forum on China-Africa cooperation and the achievements made during the past years.

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, an official gathering between leaders from China and Africa states.

A forum with the Ministerial Conference mechanism, convening once every three years.

Four have been held to date, the most recent convened in Egypt in 2009.

The first ministerial conference was held in Beijing in 2000, with more than 80 ministers from China and 44 countries and representatives from 17 international and regional organizations in attendance.

Three years later, the second ministerial conference was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

A series of agreements were signed, including an Addis Ababa Action Plan.

In 2006, the FOCAC Summit and the third ministerial conference was held in Beijing.

Chinese President Hu Jintao announced that the Chinese government would take policy measures to strengthen cooperation with Africa and support its development.

The measures include financial assistance, market access and professional training programs.

The fourth ministerial conference was held in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in 2009.

This time, cooperative fields were largely extended.

The conference adopted a Sharm el-Sheikh declaration and an action plan for 2010-2012 to chart the path for further China-Africa cooperation.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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