Beijing, November 29 (Xinhua) - Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will provide an additional dose of one billion Vaccines from Covid-19 to Africa and committed to Implement nine programs on China-Africa's future cooperation.

"I am convinced that China and Africa's concerted efforts will make this Focac conference a complete success, one that will be grouped. The powerful force of the 2 , 7 billion Chinese and Africans and guided us towards a high-level China-Africa community with a shared future, "said Xi as he addresses the opening ceremony of the Eighth Ministerial Conference on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) VIA VIDEO LINK.

The conference, scheduled for November 29 to 30 in the capital of Senegal of Dakar, is expected to evaluate the implementation of the results of the FOCAC 2018 Summit of Beijing and opens new perspectives for Chinese-Africa cooperation.

antipandemic solidarity

To help the African Union (AU) achieve your goal of vaccination 60 percent of the African population by 2022, President XI announced that China will provide another billion doses of vaccines to Africa, including 600 million doses as a dose and 400 million doses that will be provided through means such as production Joint of Chinese companies and relevant African countries.

"In addition, China will undertake 10 medical and health projects for African countries, and will send 1,500 medical and public health experts to Africa," Xi added .

By November 12, 2021, China had provided more than 1,700 million doses of Vaccines Covid-19 to more than 110 countries and organizations, including 50 African countries and the AU commission.

In addition, Chinese companies are actively involved in the production of joint vaccines in Africa with local companies, helping countries, according to their wishes, to carry out the Production of localized vaccines. To date, production located in Egypt have begun, and signed cooperation agreements with Morocco and Algeria.

Cavince Adheree, a scholar of international relations based in Kenya, said Covid-19 Pandemic has served to highlight the strong partnership between China and Africa in the sector of health.

"China is now located as the main supplier of Vaccines Covid-19 to Africa and a strong defender of the liberalization of intellectual property to allow African countries to manufacture The commodities and save even more to their population and economies of the impacts of the global health crisis, "added aggregate.

China and Africa have joined forces to confront the serious challenge posed by Covid-19, further reinforcing their friendship, and solidarity among Chinese and African peoples It has allowed them to overcome the difficulties and obstacles and build a brilliant future, said Xu BU, President or F The Chinese Institute of International Studies.

New prospects

"We need to open new perspectives for China-Africa's cooperation, expand trade and the investment, share experience in reducing poverty, strengthening cooperation in digital economy and promoting entrepreneurial spirit of young Africans and the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), "said XI, asking for deepening. Practical cooperation between the two sides.

said China would work closely with African countries to implement the nine programs, which are the medical and health program, poverty reduction and agricultural development program , the Commercial Promotion Program, the Investment Promotion Program, the Digital Innovation Program, the Green Development Program, the Capacity Building Program, the CU

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