Heads of government across Africa have already arrived in the Chinese city of Beijing for a high-level summit hosted by the Chinese government.The Forum for Africa-China Cooperation, FOCAC, summit is a meeting between the two partners and is largely premised on ways to increase diplomatic, economic and bilateral ties.
It officially kicks off on September 3 through to September 4. This year’s edition is themed “China and Africa: Toward an Even Stronger Community with a Shared Future through Win-Win Cooperation.”
The summit is seen largely as key diplomatic event hosted by China this year and attended by the largest number of foreign leaders to date. African leaders already in Beijing have held different levels of talks with their Chinese counterparts signing deals and also meeting investors.
This year, Kenya, Mali and many other African presidents have trooped in for Xi Jinping’s summit.