November 09th, 2009 | Xinhua FOCAC adopts Sharm el-Sheikh Declaration, Action Plan
The Declaration of Sharm el-Sheikh and Sharm el-Sheikh Action Plan were adopted in the fourth ministerial meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Monday, defining new programs of cooperation between two sides in the next three years.
The Declaration of Sharm el-Sheikh of the FOCAC, the political document of the conference, sets forth the guiding principles of China-Africa cooperation, reflects the views and consensus of both sides on major international and regional issues and China-Africa relations, and expresses the hope to strengthen China-Africa cooperation under the new circumstances.
The adopted FOCAC Sharm el-Sheikh Action Plan (2010-2012) puts forward the guidelines, main objectives and specific measures for China-Africa cooperation in priority areas in the next three years.
The two documents have been adopted after many rounds of consultations between the two sides, which reflected the collective wisdom and common vision in developing China-Africa relations, said Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in the closing ceremony of the ministerial meeting.