The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, will participate in the proceedings of the eighth ministerial session of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, held in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, on November 29-30, under the slogan “Deepen China-Africa Partnership and Promote Sustainable Development to Build a China-Africa Community with a Shared Future in the New Era.”
Mr. Lamamra’s participation came at the invitation of his counterparts, the foreign ministers of China and Senegal, according to a statement by the ministry.
The ministers participating in this meeting will follow up on the implementation of the outcomes of the third session of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, held at the summit level in Beijing in September 2018, and the China-Africa cooperation in combating the Coronavirus pandemic will be evaluated and directed with the aim of reducing its repercussions and the ensuing economic and financial crises in addition to reviving development in the African continent.
Meanwhile, the African ministers are expected to adopt with their Chinese counterparts the Africa-China Cooperation Action Program for the period 2022-2024, as well as a document containing the major guidelines of China-Africa cooperation by 2035, which is a roadmap for cooperation between the two parties in the medium and long term.
On the sidelines of this ministerial meeting, the Algerian diplomacy chief is expected to hold bilateral talks with a number of his African counterparts, as well as consultations with the higher authorities of the Republic of Senegal, which will assume the rotating presidency of the African Union as of February 2022.