Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi answers questions on China's foreign policies and foreign relations at a press conference on the sidelines of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing on March 8, 2018. (Photo by Weng Qiyu from People’s Daily Online)
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi answers questions on China's foreign policies and foreign relations at a press conference on the sidelines of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress in Beijing on March 8, 2018. (Photo by Weng Qiyu from People’s Daily Online)

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi says China would make all-out efforts to “do whatever the African brothers expect from us and whatever is in their interests”.

The world today faces major changes unseen in a century, and the most important change is that a large number of developing countries, including China and those in Africa, have been on the fast track of development, Wang said.

China has stood firmly with its African brothers all along, Wang said during a meeting with the foreign ministers of Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea and South Africa — members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, and Niger and Tunisia, which will take up their seats as members of the UN Security Council, on the sidelines of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly high-level events week.

Wang said reflecting Africa’s appeals, addressing its concerns and safeguarding its interests are the central focus of China’s work on the council as African countries are the most important and most trusted partners of China since the first day that China joined the council.

In the face of the new situation, China is ready to work with African countries at the Security Council to strengthen solidarity and coordination, and safeguard common interests, Wang said, adding that together the countries would make new and greater contributions to world peace and development.

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