Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang wraps his first overseas tour as China looks to build stronger ties with Africa.
The new Chinese foreign minister visited five African countries: Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin and Egypt. On his eight-day trip, Qin Gang met with several presidents and top officials to discuss diplomatic relations, multilateral cooperation and national development.
Joining the discussion:
- Joseph Ochieno is a writer and commentator on African affairs.
- Chen Chenchen is a Research Fellow at the Renmin University of China.
- Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa Security and Policy Analyst.
- Victor Gao is Chair Professor at Soochow University.
— Reuters Africa (@ReutersAfrica) January 11, 2023
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