Building Relations with Africa Based on Sincerity, Real Results, Friendship, and Good Faith
In his speech in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in March 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping summarized the history of Sino-African friendship and the experience of developing such a friendship, and elaborated on his proposals for concerted efforts to promote peace and development in the new era. First, China has a sincere desire to build strong ties with its African friends. Solidarity and cooperation with African countries have always been an important part of China’s foreign policy. Second, cooperation with Africa has been and will continue to be resultsoriented. China will honor every commitment it makes to Africa. Third, the traditional and intimate friendship between the Chinese and African peoples will continue to be strengthened. Efforts will be made to expand people-to-people exchanges, especially youth exchange programs, so that our friendship can be passed on to younger generations. Fourth, we will always act in good faith in addressing problems that might occur in our relations with Africa. New developments and issues relating to our bilateral relations will be discussed frankly and dealt with on the basis of mutual respect and through mutually beneficial cooperation.