The Second Ministerial Conference of FOCAC

From 15 to 16 December 2003, the Second Ministerial Conference of FOCAC was convened in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, six African presidents, three vice presidents, two other prime ministers……

Theme of the 2nd Ministerial Conference

Pragmatic and Action-Oriented Cooperation

Four -Point Proposal of the Chinese side

In his address at the opening ceremony of the Ministerial Conference, Premier Wen Jiabao put forward a four-point proposal on how to further China-Africa friendship and cooperation:Continue to move forward the traditional China-Africa friendship through mutual support……

Major Commitments of the Chinese side

In the FOCAC Addis Ababa Action Plan (2004-2006), the Chinese Government makes the following commitments:China will continue to increase assistance to African countries under the FOCAC framework;China will strengthen cooperation with Africa in human resources development and train up to 10,000 African personnel in different fields in three years……

China-Africa Business Conference

The first China-Africa Business Conference was held in parallel with the 2nd Ministerial Conference. Over 500 Chinese and African entrepreneurs attended the conference. Twenty-one cooperation agreements were signed with a total value of US$ one billion.

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