(ECNS) -- The China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center has opened in Beijing, which is another major achievement in the implementation of the outcomes of the 2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit, the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday.
Zhao Lijian, the spokesman for the ministry, made the remarks at a regular press conference.
The center will serve as a new platform for China-Africa dialogue on environmental policies, exchange and cooperation on environmental industrial and technology information, and joint research on environmental problems, Zhao said.
China hopes this center will help elevate bilateral exchange and cooperation while injecting new energy into the building of a China-Africa community with a shared future.
Over the past two decades since the establishment of FOCAC, China and Africa have been deepening cooperation under this framework, including in environmental protection, climate change and green development. New cooperation plans and measures were adopted at every FOCAC meetings.
At the 2018 FOCAC Beijing Summit, eight major initiatives were adopted, covering green development and other areas. Over the past two years or so, China and Africa carried out many cooperation programs on environmental protection, disaster prevention and mitigation, and clean energy, the spokesman said, adding that remarkable progress has been made in the implementation of the outcomes.
"China-Africa cooperation has huge potential and bright prospect in ecological protection and green development. China is ready to continue working with Africa to pursue green, low-carbon, circular and sustainable development, protect the environment and all living creatures, and make both China and Africa a beautiful home for humankind and nature to co-exist in harmony," Zhao added.