Nigeria to sign $328m ICT pact with China as Buhari arrives Beijing

Nigeria to sign $328m ICT pact with China as Buhari arrives Beijing

At a time when President Trump is picking trade fights with the United States' neighbors and allies, the Chinese leader has appeared to relish the opportunity to appear as a popular worldwide statesman and champion of the liberal economic order. The action plan focuses on issues of political, economic, cultural, media and global cooperation among a host of others between China and Africa.

"We respect, love and support Africa", he said, adding that China would never interfere with the African people's chosen developmental path or its internal affairs, including through imposing its will. China welcomes Africa's participation in the Silk Road International League of Theaters, the Silk Road International Museum Alliance and the Network of Silk Road Art Festivals.

Addressing trade imbalances between China and Africa, Ramaphosa dismissed views that the partnership amounted to a new form of colonialism.

Xi said the plan, for which Beijing has pledged $126 billion, would help provide more resources and facilities for Africa and would expand shared markets.

The president was speaking at the Forum on China Africa Trade relations in Beijing on Monday afternoon. He said Monday that this money had already been granted or earmarked, so the latest announcement represented a second round of $60 billion.

Xi said China would increase cooperation with the continent, including expanding imports of products beyond resources.

Zimbabwe and China have excellent bilateral relations anchored in a shared history and friendship that dates back to the days of the liberation struggle and President Mnangagwa's second visit to China since his ascendency in November past year is expected to inject new vitality and renew the call for a shared future with the Asian country.

This, however is yet to be fully actualised, even though Kenya and Ethiopia, which have recently launched new railways built with support from Beijing, have seen a strong funding and revamping of their respective railway institutes and curriculum to align them modern railway realities.

At the turn of the Millennium, on the proposal of African countries, a ministerial meeting of FOCAC was held in Beijing.

However, this has failed. There is also a need to align the partnership with the AU's strategic objectives.

Under the China-Africa Industrialisation plan, Beijing promised to build or upgrade a number of industrial parks and set up regional vocational education centres and schools for capacity building. The first summit was held in November 2006 in Beijing, PRC. In the past three years. This summit follows the immediate exit of Britain and Germany from Africa.

"I call on African countries to make full use of the summit to strive for the well-being of the people of both China and Africa", Khaled said.

China is willing to work with Africa to dovetail its Belt and Road Initiative with the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations, as well as the development strategies of individual African countries to explore new opportunities and inject new impetus for Africa's development, Wang said.

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