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FOCAC is Now Underway in Dakar. Here’s What to Expect

Chinese and Senegal led a discussion on the first day of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference in Dakar of the Senior Officials Meeting. Image via @wupeng_MFAChina.

The eighth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation opened on Sunday in the Senegalese capital of Dakar. It was a rather low-key first day where Chinese and African representatives met as part of the Senior Officials Meeting, which effectively plays a similar role as that of an organizing committee, met to discuss the final outcome documents that will be released on Tuesday at the end of the conference.

Senegalese Foreign Minister Aïssata Tall Sall held also talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi who arrived in Dakar on Sunday. Earlier in the day on Sunday, Senegal’s Economy Minister Amadou Hott chaired the China-Africa Business Conference that took place in the Diamniadio Exhibition Center and online with participants in Beijing. 

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