African countries are looking forward to carrying out all-round
cooperation with China, said Mohamed El Mamy, secretary-general of
the Mauritania Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on Wednesday.
Mohamed El Mamy, also the head of African industry and commerce
group, made the remark at a Sino-Africa trade conference in central
China's Hubei province.
Together with Mohamed El Mamy, some 49 high-ranking trade
officials and business people from 21 African countries, are
attending a series of exchange programs and forums in Wuhan,
capital city of Hubei.
They have put forward more than 100 economic and trade projects
for their Chinese counterparts, covering infrastructure
development, automobiles, agriculture, medicine and electronics,
according to the China Council for the Promotion of International
Mohamed El Mamy said it was his first visit to China. "Chinese
products are popular in African countries," he said.
"The exchange projects between us and Chinese trade officials
will build a bridge for the communications of enterprises of the
two sides," he said, adding that Africa welcomes Chinese companies
to invest in the continent.
"Over the past two days, I have signed a dozen of contacts with
the local companies. Business people are confident that the two
countries (Djibouti) and China will further boost the economic and
trade cooperation," said Abdallah Mohamed from Djibouti.
Boukhalfa Hamiti, director of the Algeria Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (ACCI), told Xinhua his trip to China was
"The close relationship between ACCI and CCPIT will benefit the
development and cooperation between the two countries in the
future," he said.
In recent years, trade and business between China and Africa
witnessed booming development. In 2006, Wuhan scored US$369.4
million in trade volume with African countries, up 60 percent over
the same period of 2005.
(Xinhua News Agency July 5, 2007)