China working towards partnerships with African countries
On Saturday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao proposed that China and Africa should fully tap cooperation potential and strive to bring their trade volume to 100 billion U.S. dollars by 2010.
The figure will more than double the 2005 level, about 39.7 billion U.S. dollars. In the first nine months, China-Africa trade surged to 40.6 billion U.S. dollars, up 42 percent year-on-year.At the two-day Summit, the African leaders reiterated their countries' firm commitment to the one-China policy.
"They (the African countries) reiterated that they adhere to the one-China policy and support China's peaceful reunification," said the declaration.At the opening ceremony Saturday, President Hu announced a package of aid and assistance measures to Africa including 3 billion U.S. dollars of preferential loans in next three years and the exemption of more debt owed by poor African countries.
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