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China’s Top Diplomats for MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa Are Both Touring the Continent

The Director-General for West Asia and North Africa, Wang Di (top), meeting with Algerian officials on Sunday and his counterpart for Sub-Saharan Africa, Wu Peng (bottom) in South Africa.

A flurry of high-level Chinese diplomacy is underway in Africa in the run-up to next week’s Horn of Africa conference that Beijing is co-hosting with the Ethiopian government.

On Sunday, Wang Di, China’s top diplomat for the Middle East and North Africa, arrived in Algeria (top photo) after spending last week hopscotching through the Persian Gulf with stops in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. While he was in the Saudi capital, Wang also paid a visit to the HQ of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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