China and Africa will continue to strengthen the economic and trade cooperation within the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) framework.
The Information Office of the State Council, China's Cabinet, said in a white paper on China-Africa economic and trade cooperation published Thursday.
Founded in 2000 by China and Africa, the FOCAC has formed dialogue and cooperation mechanisms at various levels such as ministerial conferences, senior official meetings and entrepreneurs' conferences.
So far, four ministerial conferences and a summit have been held within this framework.
At the fourth FOCAC Ministerial Conference held in 2009, China declared a new eight-point plan covering agriculture, environmental protection, investment promotion, debt reduction and cancellation, wider market access, education, and medical care and public health.【1】 【2】 【3】