On March 24,2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Dar es Salaam, kicking off his state visit to Tanzania. Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan were warmly greeted by Tanzanian President Kikwete and his wife. (Photo/Xinhua)
From December 1 to 5, President Xi Jinping pays state visit to Zimbabwe and South Africa and presides over China-Africa Cooperation Forum in Johannesburg by invitation. This is Xi's second time in Africa after his inauguration. Chinadaily.com.cn found in reports from public media that president Xi has given many "sincere talks" to "African brother" in many different occasions since 2013 and applauded for the stories between China and Africa. [Special coverage]
"Sincere talks" to "African Brother"
Tanzania is Xi's first stop on his African tour. President Xi Jinping delivered a speech named "Remaining Reliable Friends and Faithful Partners Forever " at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Center in Dar es Salaam, and summarized Sino-Africa relations with "genuine, honest, close and sincere".
Xi said that the traditional relation between China and Africa was very precious, which is something we must cherish. China always considers cooperations and unification with African countries as important foundation of China's diplomatic policies. This won't change with China's development and its uplifting international status. Xi also said that China devotes to tie African development with Chinese development and African people's interests with our people's interests. Xi Jinping promised to loan 20 billion US Dollars to Africa within three years and implement" nation-to-nation, region-to-region cooperation in infrastructure construction", and actively carry out " Plan for African Talents".
Xi Jinping said that the understanding between the two people was achieved by deep dialogues and pragmatic actions, but China and Africa also need to confront their new conditions and problems with honesty. China and Africa should solve these new problems with mutual respect and win-win cooperation.
In May,2013, Xi Jinping mentioned at the fifth meeting with leaders of BRICS, that efforts should be made to develop economy, to improve people's livelihood, to manage well their own countries and then to improve the world economy. He said that China and BRICS should support Africa in strengthening development,accelerating integration, and achieving industrialization, and make African economy the new star in the world economy. During this meeting, Xi also introduced the developing condition of China. He pointed out that China will
continuously consider development as the first priority and tie Chinese people's benefit with the world, and make joint efforts to improve World economy.
During his visit in Congo, Xi delivered a speech at the parliament of the Republic of Congo. Xi spoke highly of Sino-Congo relations, and said that "the comprehensive and cooperative partnership between China and Congo is the example for South-South cooperation. Friendly cooperation between China and Congo is the strong consensus of both sides' governments and the people".
Looking into the future, Xi said that China's development will bring unprecedented opportunity for Africa and vice versa. " Both sides should walk joint-handedly, and walk firmly on the path of mutual benefit and mutual development. We are willing to take the historical opportunity together with Africa, to deepen our pragmatic cooperation, to improve our friendly undertakings and to benefit both of our people more". At the same time, Xi pointed out that China will firmly devote itself to maintaining world peace, and to promote mutual development. China will always be Africa's all-weather good friend and good partner.