China has reiterated its commitment to ensure peace and security in Africa, in line with deliberations held at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
Speaking during the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative held in Ethiopia,China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong, who is also the chairman of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of the FOCAC, noted that over the years, China has fulfilled its responsibilities as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
“Guided by the principles enunciated by President Xi Jinping for China-Africa relations, namely, sincerity, real results, amity and good faith and pursuing the greater good and shared interests, China has played a positive role in Africa’s peace and security affairs,” he said during the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative held in Ethiopia.
According to Mr.Chen Xiandong, China’s efforts to safeguard peace and stability in Africa remain unchanged.
‘’China has been committed to four principles: playing a fair, impartial and constructive role, helping Africa build up its own peacekeeping capacity, addressing the root causes as well as the symptoms, and pursuing cooperation for win-win results.’’
Kenya was represented at the meeting by Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Macharia Kamau, who maintained that with a strong China-Africa partnership, Africa would be able to sustain the positive trajectory it is currently experiencing in the progressive actualization of the respective African Peace and Security Governance Architectures.
Recently, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited several African countries and the AU Headquarters, during which he reached important common understanding with African leaders on furthering China-Africa cooperation in the field of peace and security
Foreign ministers and representatives of 23 African countries, including members of the AU Peace and Security Council and the five countries in the Sahel region attended and addressed the occasion.