China-Africa health cooperation a highlight of upcoming FOCAC meeting

29Nov 2021
Correspondent
The Guardian
China-Africa health cooperation a highlight of upcoming FOCAC meeting

Health cooperation will be an important part of the agenda of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), scheduled for Nov. 29 to 30 in Senegal's capital of Dakar, a Chinese foreign ministry official said Friday.

Members of a Chinese medical team visit Mvurwi Hospital in Mvurwi, Zimbabwe, May 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuliang).

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has posed many difficulties to Africa's economic and social development and China-Africa exchanges, said Wu Peng, head of the Department of African Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at a press conference.

China is ready to continue supporting African countries in their fight against COVID-19 in accordance with the pandemic situation and the wishes of relevant countries, according to Wu.

Both China and Africa are confident of winning the anti-pandemic fight and upgrading and enhancing China-Africa cooperation for high-quality development, he said.

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