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Africa-China Nerds, Get Ready!

Former Chinese ambassador to Kenya and current Director-General of the Department of African Affairs at the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Wu Peng. AFP.

Today was a landmark day for the China-Africa Project. We got to interview Wu Peng, the Director-General of the Department of African Affairs at the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Director-General Wu is China’s most senior official focusing on Africa, and it was a rare privilege to speak with him. We also included questions from several African stakeholders, touching on a wide range of issues from debt to climate change.

The podcast conversation with Director-General Wu will go live on Friday, and we’ll also post a transcript. He provided a fascinating glimpse of the high-level conversations happening within the Foreign Ministry on a host of Africa-China topics. Among these were hinted at the agenda of the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit, scheduled to take place in Dakar later this year (and probably partially online.)

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