September 16th, 2010 | CRI.CN Chinese, African foreign ministers to hold second political talks in New York
The second political consultations between Chinese and African foreign ministers will be held in New York on Sept. 23, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu announced Thursday.
The meeting would focus on Sino-African cooperation in international affairs ,the promotion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Africa’s peace and security, Jiang told a regular news briefing.
She said a joint communique would be issued at the end of the meeting.
She said the conference would play an important role in advancing the China-Africa new strategic partnership and enhancing coordination in international and regional issues.
The first political consultations between Chinese and African foreign ministers was held at UN headquarters in New York in September 2007.
The mechanism, under the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, aims to strengthen cooperation and communication.
The Fourth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was held in 2009.
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