Xinhuanet recently, ahead of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on
China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
the African partners to help them surmount their problems, he noted.
because a large number of African countries have made major strides in
unique geographical location, is moving now on the right track, he
gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to grow at an average rate of
5.0 percent per year from 2018 to 2040.
Senegal, and Kenya have achieved a high rate of growth, according to
the continent and it is now paying more attention to the other parts, he
accomplished last year Kenya’s first high-speed railway from the capital
Nairobi to port city of Mombasa.
mega industrial zone, logistic services, and road networks linking Suez
Canal area to the other parts of Egypt’s governorates, will play an
important role in BRI and also will enhance the ties between Egypt and
China.” Zeng said BRI would continue to boost the trade volume between
Africa and China and increase in many aspects of cooperation between
10 billion dollars established In the 2015 FOCAC summit has played a
major role, he said.
investments, saying China will not give up its conviction on helping the
said:“Some Western countries impose certain conditions to support the
the continent and that, in turn, will serve the public interest and
humanity as whole,” he said.
adding the Shanghai Import and Export Exhibition in November will be a
great opportunity to display African products.
Chinese market without custom duties to reduce trade imbalance.
fora, and pushes Africa, which depends heavily on exporting raw material
and oil, to diversify its economy and improve investment environment.
Zeng highlighted the necessity of accelerating the integration of
Africa’s market by removing restrictions on trade to facilitate the flow
of business among the countries.