China has invited Africa to participate in the creation of the new silk road

China has invited Africa to participate in the creation of the new silk road© AP Photo/ Ng Han Guan, File

The Minister of foreign Affairs of China Wang And invited African countries to participate in the implementation of economic development strategy of «One belt and one road».

Van And from 7 to 12 January makes official visits to Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Congo and Nigeria.

«China welcomes African countries to participate in implementing the strategy of «One belt and one road», — quotes the Chinese foreign Ministry, the words of Wang Yi, said at the meeting with journalists in Madagascar. According to the Minister of foreign Affairs of China, Africa has historically been part of the economic belt of the silk road, as well as an important destination when travelling to the West in the framework of Maritime silk road.

«If any African country is going to participate in the new Silk road, we certainly welcome it,» — said Wang Yi

Foreign Minister of China said that China has already held consultations on this account with a large enough number of African countries, especially those located on the Eastern coast of Africa, having achieved progress.

«I hope that as the continuous development of cooperation, the African countries will get from China more and more bonuses for development», — said Wang Yi

China in 2013 announced a new economic development strategy of «One belt and one road», aimed at creating infrastructure and establishing ties between countries of Eurasia. The strategy includes two key areas of development: economic zone of the silk road and the Maritime silk road. We are talking about creating a trade corridor for direct delivery of goods from East to West on favorable terms.

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