FOCAC summit to deepen China-Africa relations

By Drum Digital
02 December 2015

China's president Xi Jinping has touched down on South African soil to co-chair the 6th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.

By Thembisile Makgalemele China's president Xi Jinping has touched down on South African soil  to co-chair the 6th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit. It is the first time South Africa plays host to the summit to take place on Friday and Saturday, this week. The aim of the summit is to deepen China-Africa relations in every aspect. The summit will see the adoption of a new declaration - the Johannesburg Declaration - and a plan of action plan, which will outline specific measures aimed at consolidating the growing mutual partnership between Africa and China. According to Government, South Africa’s relations with China remain central to realising its developmental agenda through its foreign policy as it increases efforts to implement the National Development Plan, collaborate in agriculture, environmental affairs, trade and industry and finance as the country continues to drive the agenda of moving South Africa forward. It is also provides an opportunity to review progress on existing areas of trade and cooperation between the two nations, and to expedite and finalise new areas of cooperation.

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