Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday the implementation of the China-Africa Industrial Cooperation Strategy has started in three countries in East Africa and has been expanded to South Africa and Egypt in North Africa on a pilot basis.
Speaking at the conclusion of a landmark Summit of the Chinese and African leaders under the auspices of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the Foreign Minister said Beijing was willing to make itself the ideal partner of Africa on achieving its desire to grow economically and politically.
“China has contributed its share to the growth of Africa. For Africa to join the community of the world’s developed countries, it would need its own capacity for independent economic and industrial development,” Wang said in response to Xinhua’s questions on the selection of industrial growth as one of the key aspects of the new economic relationship being forged between China and Africa.
“We not only have the strong will but also the practical capacity to do this. We have sophisticated industries to help Africa to achieve its dream of industrialization. This is the reason why we have prioritized the development of industries in the 10-point measures.”