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China’s Building Diplomacy in Africa Shows No Signs of Slowing in 2023

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and his Gabonese counterpart Michaël Moussa Adamo on January 12 oversaw the signing of an agreement for China to renovate the Senate building in Libreville. Image via Gabon Telegraph.

Add Gabon’s Senate, known as Omar Bongo Ondimba Palace, to the long and growing list of African government buildings that will either be renovated or newly built using Chinese money and contractors.

Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang alongside his Gabonese counterpart Michaël Moussa Adamo oversaw a signing ceremony last Thursday for the project that is set to begin “as soon as possible.”

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