It’s a longstanding tradition, Chinese foreign ministers make Africa their first trip of the year, and this year is no different.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Egypt, Burundi, Eritrea, Djibouti and Zimbabwe this week, a testament to China’s continuing commitment to the African continent.
The Asian giant has poured billions of dollars into infrastructure projects and aid to African nations and its outreach aims to boost economic and political ties.
CGTN’s Yasser Hakim reports from Cairo.
- Zhou Mi is senior researcher at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.
- Mirette Mabrouk is senior fellow and director of the Egypt Studies Program at the Middle East Institute.
- Ken Gichinga is founder, managing director and chief economist with Mentoria Economics.
- Gideon Chitanga is a political economist at Political Economy Southern Africa.
Zimbabwe's Vice President Constantino Chiwenga meets with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, vowing to enhance the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries https://t.co/tiGDXb9MYH pic.twitter.com/GUrPVqYfDM
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 14, 2020
For the 30th consecutive year, Foreign Minister Wang Yi has chosen #Africa as the destination of his first overseas visit every year, indicating that developing friendship with African countries has always been fundamental to #China's foreign policy, and it is a strategic choice. pic.twitter.com/8ifhg5V2b2
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) January 14, 2020