China to boost defense, security cooperation with Africa: defense minister

2018-07-11 02:21:51 GMT2018-07-11 10:21:51(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe on Tuesday stressed China-Africa cooperation in defense and security during his meeting with representatives from 49 African countries at a forum in Beijing.

He said achievements from the cooperation will help facilitate the development of China-Africa comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership.

The first China-Africa Defense and Security Forum, attended by representatives from China, African countries and the African Union, opened on June 26 and closed Tuesday.

The African representatives expressed their hope for practical cooperation in all aspects between the two sides.

At the forum, representatives held discussions and reached consensus on topics including the community of shared future between China and Africa and military relations in the new era.

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