Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met the press together with African co-chairs of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) as the 2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit concluded.

Xi was accompanied by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Senegalese President Macky Sall, presidents of the previous and sitting African co-chairs of the FOCAC.

Xi made the announcement that the 2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit has come to a successful conclusion.

The summit issued the Beijing Declaration — Toward an Even Stronger China-Africa Community with a Shared Future, which crystalized consensus of China and Africa on current major international and regional issues, and sent the world a strong signal of the two sides going forward hand in hand, Xi said.

The FOCAC Beijing Action Plan (2019-2021) was also adopted at the summit to confirm that China and Africa will comprehensively enhance pragmatic cooperation focusing on the implementation of the eight major initiatives, Xi said.

All FOCAC members agreed to jointly build a China-Africa community with a shared future that assumes joint responsibility, pursues win-win cooperation, delivers happiness for all, enjoys common cultural prosperity, ensures common security, and promotes harmony between man and nature, which will set a model for the building of a community with a shared future for humanity, Xi said.

All FOCAC members agreed that China-Africa relations have embarked on a distinctive path of win-win cooperation and are at their best in history, Xi said.

China and African countries are willing to enhance the alignment of strategies and policy coordination, push forward the joint development of the Belt and Road, and closely align the Belt and Road Initiative with the African Union Agenda 2063, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the development strategies of African countries, Xi said.

Source : China News