Chinese and African leaders have exchanged views on China-Africa relations and important international and regional issues during the two-day summit, having reached many important consensus, said President Hu Jintao in Beijing Sunday.
Hu made the remark when summarizing the two-session roundtable of Chinese and African leaders attending the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. The roundtable meeting passed a declaration and an action plan for 2007-2009.
"We unanimously agree to build new type of strategic partnership between China and Africa on the basis of political equality, mutual trust, economic cooperation, win-win, and cultural exchanges," Hu said.
The two sides expressed their stance over important international and regional issues, and decided to support each other and closely coordinate in international affairs to jointly safeguard the legitimate interests of developing countries, he said.
China-Africa cooperation brings real benefits to the two peoples, and enjoys bright prospects, he said.
The Beijing Summit laid a solid foundation for the China-Africa new-type strategic partnership, and the two sides should take advantage of this summit so as to expand cooperation areas, he said.
China is one of the developing countries, so enhancing the unity and cooperation with other developing countries is the foundation of China's diplomacy, he said.
China will always stand on the same side of all the developing countries including African countries, he said.
China will always be a reliable partner for promoting peace and stability in Africa, for realizing development and prosperity in Africa, and for supporting Africa to actively participate in international affairs, he said.
As a sincere friend of Africa, China will continue to provide political, economic, and diplomatic help for peace and stability in Africa, support a larger role of the United Nations and the African Union, and take an active part in UN peacekeeping action in Africa, he said.
China will gradually expand its market opening, investment, assistance, technology transfer and personnel training, firmly supporting Africa to enhance the capacity of self-development, he said.
The world should not ignore Africa's voice, and China will continue to support African countries to safeguard their legitimate interests and push the international society to pay more attention to and invest more in Africa, he said.
(Xinhua News Agency November 6, 2006)