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China Strengthens its Ties with Africa, which Irritates Those Opposing It

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07.12.2021

The Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which took place on November 29-30 in Senegal, Dakar, is quite a remarkable event at the present stage of the Great World Game, as it affects almost the central point of the said game due to the escalating struggle between the world’s leading actors to influence third world countries.

The game is being played around the problem of the economic development of these countries, which problem, while unresolved, remains one of the main factors in destabilizing the entire world situation. The understanding of the vital importance of this problem, that is the impossibility of building local well-being in the surrounding sea of ​​troubles, was present even in the USSR. With its disappearance, China took over the baton of aid to third-world countries. The interaction with these countries is carried out, among other things, through several political platforms, one of which is the FOCAC, operating since 2000. All African countries participate in it except the Kingdom of Eswatini, also known as Swaziland, which maintains diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Of the eight meetings held during this time, five, including the last in Dakar, were at the ministerial level. Three were attended by senior officials of the FOCAC member countries.

The Dakar meeting was held under the slogan Deepen China-Africa Partnership and Promote Sustainable Development to Build a China-Africa Community with a Shared Future in the New Era. The leader of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping addressed the participants online. He pointed out the need to join efforts to “fight the COVID-19 pandemic, deepen pragmatic cooperation, promote green........

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