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Qin Gang Kicks Off African Tour with AU Commission Strategic Dialogue

Chinese Foreign Minister Qing Gang meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat on Wednesday at the AU's headquarters in Addis Ababa. Image via @AUC_MoussaFaki.

“Africa should be a big stage for the international cooperation, not an arena for major countries competition.” This was the message from Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, speaking during a press conference with AU Commission head Moussa Faki Mahamat in Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

Qin’s first stop on his debut tour of Africa as Foreign Minister was packed. In addition to visiting the AU headquarters, he also opened the new Chinese-built Africa Centers for Disease Control Headquarters building and met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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