Lomé. – China has promised to help African countries overcome the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic and the effects of global warming while refraining from imposing its will on Africa.
Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister, Wang Yi made this promise on Tuesday during a China-Africa Cooperation forum.
“Vaccination is progressing in the world, but Africa suffers from an immunity gap with an immunisation rate below 5th of the world average, this is an extremely unfair and unreasonable situation, which we must immediately put an end to.
African leaders however challenged China for a more balanced trade and beneficial business relationship to improve on the continent’s economy.
“The cooperation between China and Africa is a dynamic cooperation wanted and accepted by all our states and shared by our respective people. The second thing this means is that we, the African and Chinese governments, are aware of our responsibility, FOCAC being our common asset, to persevere, to continue to deepen, to widen this cooperation.” Aissata Tall Sall, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Senegal stated.
On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised Africa a billion doses of vaccines against Covid-19. – africanews