|Xi Jinping Sends a Letter Congratulating the Inauguration of the China-Africa Institute|
On April 9, 2019, the inauguration ceremony of the China-Africa Institute was held in Beijing. President Xi Jinping sent a letter to warmly congratulate the inauguration of the China-Africa Institute.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the world today is faced with profound shifts unseen in the past century. As the largest developing country and the continent where developing countries are the most densely located, respectively, China and Africa have enjoyed a time-honored friendship between the people. Under the new circumstances, China and Africa's push to deepen traditional friendship, boost exchanges and cooperation, and enhance mutual learning among civilizations will not only benefit the Chinese and the African people but also contribute more greatly to world peace and development.
Xi Jinping said that the two sides made joint decision to build a closer China-Africa community with a shared future and to implement the eight major initiatives of China-Africa cooperation at the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in 2018. The establishment of the institute is an important move of the people-to-people and cultural exchanges. It is hoped that the institute will help draw on both sides' academic resources, enhance understanding and friendship between the Chinese and the African people, and provide good ideas and advice for China-Africa cooperation as well as the cooperation between the two sides and other parties to contribute to the development of the China-Africa relations and the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.