China will work with African countries to jointly explore new
ways to boost relations between China and Africa, said a senior
official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Wednesday.
The CPC is willing to enhance exchanges, especially in managing
state affairs with African ruling parties, said Wang Jiarui, head
of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee.
Wang was speaking to a visiting African delegation of officials
from Djibouti, Niger, Chad and Togo.
China is ready to join African countries to deepen mutual
understanding and cooperation, and to implement the consensus
reached at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa
Cooperation last year, Wang said.
Echoing Wang's remarks, delegates said African countries and
China as developing nations shared common concerns, challenges and
Cooperation between African and China's ruling parties would
help build parties and states, and enhance political trust,
President Hu Jintao announced eight favorable measures for
Africa at the China-Africa summit held in Beijing in November last
year to help strengthen Africa-China pragmatic cooperation and
promote common development.
At the Beijing Summit, leaders of China and 48 African countries
agreed to establish and develop a new type of strategic
partnership, featuring political equality, mutual trust, mutually
beneficial economic cooperation and cultural exchanges.
(Xinhua News Agency July 26, 2007)