China News Service, Beijing, January 9 (Liang Xiaohui and Xie Yanbing) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced on the 9th: In order to further deepen the China-Africa comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and promote China-Africa friendly cooperation, Foreign Minister Qin Gang will be held on January 9, 2023. From March 16 to 16, he was invited to visit Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin, Egypt and the headquarters of the African Union and the Arab League.
This visit is also the first visit to Africa by a Chinese foreign minister at the beginning of the 33rd consecutive year.
At the regular press conference that day, a reporter asked: Can you further introduce the arrangements for Foreign Minister Qin Gang's visit to the five African countries, the African Union and the Arab League? What is China's expectation for this visit?
Wang Wenbin: Foreign Minister Qin Gang's visit to Africa this time is his first overseas visit after serving as Chinese foreign minister. It is also a continuation of the fine tradition that Chinese foreign ministers insist on visiting Africa for the first time every year for 33 years. It reflects the height of China's traditional friendship with China and Africa and the development of China-Africa relations. Pay attention to.
At present, China-Africa relations are developing vigorously and entering a new era of building a high-level China-Africa community with a shared future.
During his visit to Africa, Foreign Minister Qin Gang will hold meetings and talks with the leaders and foreign ministers of the five visiting countries, as well as the chairman of the African Union Commission, and exchange views on bilateral relations and international and regional issues of common concern.
China will uphold the concept of sincerity, amity and sincerity and the correct concept of righteousness and interests, carry forward the spirit of China-Africa friendship and cooperation, and work with Africa to promote the implementation of the outcomes of the eighth ministerial meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, injecting new momentum into the development of China-Africa comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership .
During his visit to Egypt, Foreign Minister Qin Gang will also meet with the Secretary-General of the Arab League.
Not long ago, President Xi Jinping attended the first China-Arab Summit and launched the largest and highest-level diplomatic action to the Arab world since the founding of New China, leading China-Arab relations into a new era of comprehensive and deepening development.
China is willing to work with the Arab world to build a China-Arab community with a shared future for the new era, safeguard the common interests of developing countries, and promote world and regional peace and stability.