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FOCAC 8 Concludes With China-Africa Relations Now Heading in a New Direction

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Senegalese Foreign Minister Aïssata Tall Sall spoke to the media on Tuesday at the conclusion of FOCAC 8 in Dakar. Image via DakarActu.

Senegalese Foreign Minister Aïssata Tall Sall brought this week’s Forum on China-Africa Cooperation ministerial conference to a close on Tuesday at a press briefing with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. 

Sall conveyed what appears to be the consensus among attendees, both African and Chinese, that the event was a success even amid the considerable challenge brought on by the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in southern Africa. “Dakar will have almost broken the record for the number of African countries represented here on Senegalese soil despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” she told reporters after the closing ceremony.

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