One of the highlights during the recently concluded 15th summit of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) emerging economies in Johannesburg, South Africa was the keynote address by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the China-Africa Leaders’ Dialogue. This was Xi’s 10th visit to the continent.
Xi noted that over the past 60 years, under the banner of Pan-Africanism, African countries have made big strides on the path to independence, seeking strength through unity and integration. African leaders have demonstrated the strength of Africa in the struggles to uphold multilateralism and the common interests of developing countries. With steady progress under Agenda 2063 of the African Union (AU), the official launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area, and growing coordination among the sub-regional groups, Africa is becoming an important pole with global influence.
In 2013 after he became Chinese President, Xi travelled to Africa for his first foreign visit and announced the principle of sincerity, real results, amity and good faith for China’s Africa policy. Over the past 10 years, China has stayed committed to this principle. China and Africa have pressed ahead on the path of solidarity and cooperation, stood for justice amid shifting global dynamics, and looked out for each other in face of the COVID-19 pandemic. China-Africa relations have risen to new heights and entered the new stage of jointly building a high-level China-Africa community with a shared future.
Source : Capitalfm