Xi sends congratulatory letter to coordinators' meeting on implementation of follow-up actions of FOCAC Beijing summit

Source:Xinhua 2019-06-26

  BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory letter for the opening of the Coordinators' Meeting on the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on the China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), held here Tuesday.

  In the letter, Xi said the FOCAC Beijing Summit which was successfully held last September is a milestone in the history of China-Africa relations.

  He said Chinese and African leaders unanimously decided to push forward the dovetail of joint construction of the Belt and Road and AU Agenda 2063, as well as development strategies of African countries, together build a China-Africa community with a shared future that features joint responsibility, win-win cooperation, happiness for all, common cultural prosperity, common security, and harmonious co-existence, and jointly implement the eight major initiatives of China-Africa cooperation, which charted a new blueprint for China-Africa relations on a higher level.

  "I am glad to see that China and the African side have worked together to positively push forward the implementation of the FOCAC Beijing summit's achievements, which have already gratified many early achievements and brought benefits to the Chinese and African peoples," Xi said.

  The world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century, and the overall rising of developing countries is on a strong momentum, stressed Xi, saying that China and Africa's collaboration and common development will underscore important contributions to strengthening the power of developing countries, building of a new type of international relations and a community with a shared future for humanity.

  Xi hopes that the two sides can take this meeting as an opportunity and uphold the principle of consultation and collaboration for shared benefits, enhance communication and synergy, deepen solidarity and cooperation, make solid progress in pushing for the implementation of the FOCAC Beijing summit's achievements and joint construction of the Belt and Road, to constantly improve the welfare of 2.6 billion people in China and Africa and make unremitting efforts to build an even stronger China-Africa community with a shared future.

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