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China to boost defense, security cooperation with Africa

Updated: Jul 11,2018 5:09 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — State Councilor and Minister of National Defense Wei Fenghe stressed China-Africa cooperation in defense and security during his meeting with representatives from 49 African countries at a forum in Beijing on July 10.

He said achievements from the cooperation will help facilitate the development of China-Africa comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership.

The first China-Africa Defense and Security Forum, attended by representatives from China, African countries and the African Union, opened on June 26 and closed on July 10.

The African representatives expressed their hope for practical cooperation in all aspects between the two sides.

At the forum, representatives held discussions and reached consensus on topics including the community of shared future between China and Africa and military relations in the new era.