Decades after supporting African countries to win independence and liberation, China has positioned itself as “a most desirable and reliable” partner for the continent on its journey to industrialization.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Sam Kutesa, President of the 69th UN General Assembly, also Uganda’s Foreign Minister, in Beijing.
Wang says China will neither seek colonialism in Africa as Western countries did, nor pursue cooperation at the cost of Africa’s environment.
He says the China-Africa partnership will focus more on bringing benefits to local people and increasing employment.
Kutesa appreciated China’s principles of mutual benefit and equal treatment in international relations.
He says China has never colonized Africa, so they don’t accept groundless accusations.