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Wang Yi Is on His Way Back to Africa

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will return to Africa on Tuesday. He will arrive in the Eritrean capital Asmara to begin a three-nation, four-day tour that will also take him to Kenya and the Indian Ocean island state of Comoros. 

The tour marks the custom that the Chinese foreign minister’s first overseas trip of the new year is always to Africa, a tradition that is now in its 32nd year. It also comes less than five weeks after Wang’s last trip to the continent, when he led the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference in Senegal and also made a quick stop in Ethiopia. 

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