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Chinese Foreign Minister in Togo and Côte d’Ivoire

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meeting with his Togolese counterpart Robert Dussey on January 16, 2024 in Lomé. Image via Xinhua.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi concluded his African tour in Togo and Côte d’Ivoire this week after touching down in Egypt and Tunisia during the trip’s first phase.

The official press coverage revealed few specifics about his talks with Togolese and Ivorian leaders. Rather, the coverage focused on positioning these countries as part of China’s Global South coalition in the context of more prominent issues, like the elections in Taiwan.

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