"President Xi's speech is exciting to African countries. China views China-Africa cooperation as important as strategic level and that is what African countries highly expect," said Hodan Osman Abdi, a full-time researcher and lecturer with the Institute of African Studies of Zhejiang Normal University, adding the proposals China initiated to strengthen China-Africa cooperation is programmatic and beneficial to African people.
"I am impressed that President Xi says it is for the peoples of China and Africa to judge the performance of China-Africa cooperation. No one could deny the remarkable achievements made in China-Africa cooperation, not with their assumption or imagination."
--- Hodan Osman Abdi, a full-time researcher and lecturer with the Institute of African Studies of Zhejiang Normal University
"President Xi's speech [really confirmed] the relationship between China and Africa to continue our cooperation," said Aboubaker Omar Hadi, Chairman, Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority, adding he was impressed by China's friendly cooperation with African in infrastructure construction.
--- Aboubaker Omar Hadi, chairman, Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority
"We, the diplomatic staff in African affairs, can learn a lot from President Xi's outlook in building a community of shared future between China and Africa."
---He Yanjun, Chinese ambassador to Comoros