BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) -- African diplomats and officials commended the robust and diverse ties with China on Saturday, hoping for more cooperation as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is inching towards effect.
Speaking to Xinhua at an African Day celebration here on Saturday, Ambassador of Cameroon and the Dean of African Group in Beijing Martin Mpana praised China-Africa relations and cooperation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Hao Mingjin (L), also vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China and chairman of the Central Committee of the China National Democratic Construction Association, meets with newly-elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria, South Africa, May 25, 2019. Hao Mingjin attended the inauguration ceremony of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa here on Saturday. (Xinhua/Chen Cheng)
Churchill Otieno (right), the chairman of the Kenya Editors Guild, presents a gift to China's ambassador to Kenya Wu Peng during a luncheon in Nairobi. Lucie Morangi/China Daily
Debt, trade, the Belt and Road Initiative and the Forum for China-Africa Cooperation, or FOCAC, were among topics that China's ambassador to Kenya addressed at a luncheon with the Kenya Editors' Guild Press Club in Nairobi.
Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou will pay a five-day state visit to China starting Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced on Wednesday.
Issoufou will hold talks with President Xi Jinping. The two will also attend a signing ceremony of cooperation documents. Issoufou will also meet respectively with Premier Li Keqiang and Li Zhanshu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
BEIJING, May 23 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping's special envoy Hao Mingjin will attend the inauguration of South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa in Tshwane (Pretoria) on May 25, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang announced Thursday.