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Promise to boost African exports at Beijing summit

BBC Africa/Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
Some African leaders together with Chinese President at the summit
Some African leaders together with Chinese President at the summit

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says political leaders have agreed to work hard to increase Africa's exports of finished manufactured goods to China, rather than just raw materials.

Speaking at the conclusion of a two-day China-Africa summit in Beijing, President Ramaphosa said China would build an institution in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, to help achieve this goal.

On Monday, President Xi Jinping announced $60bn (£47bn) of funding for Africa - $5bn of that to boost China's imports from Africa, the vast majority of which are currently raw materials including oil.

President Xi said relations between China and Africa have never been stronger and said with the support of a combined population of 2.6 billion; both regions faced a brighter future.
 

 


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