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【Forum Express】The 4th China-Africa Young Leaders Forum held in Shenzhen

Source: secretariat 2018-07-19

  May 29th, 2018 (Department of African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

  The 4th Africa-China Young Leaders Forum was held in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province from May 26th to 27th. Some 70 youth delegates representing 40 political parties from nearly 40 African nations attended the forum, and discussed on the theme “How youths can play a role in exploring paths that suit their national conditions”.

  

  (Photo captured from internet)

  Song Tao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a keynote speech. Song Tao said the CPC and participating African political parties had laid great emphasis on youth engagement. He expressed the hope that Chinese and African youth, answering the call of the times, would contribute to the exploration of their national development paths, to the promotion of China-Africa friendship, and to the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.

  Song Tao stated that the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics was the root cause of all achievements and progress that China had made. It’s a path that we uphold the leadership of the CPC, in light of our national conditions, put people’s interests first, adhere to the policy of reform and innovation, and pursue common development through opening-up, on which the CPC is willing to enhance mutual exchanges with African political parties, and plays the leading role of a political party in exploring the development path that suits its national conditions.

  

  According to Marius Assoumou Ndong, Deputy Secretary General of the Gabonese Democratic Party and Secretary General of the Party’s Youth League, reform and opening-up, as one of China’s major achievements, was also an important channel to achieve the goal of building a community with a shared future for mankind. Gabon fully supports and endorses the open concept that aims at jointly building a peaceful world.

  The 4th China-Africa Young Leaders Forum was an event within the framework of the CPC in Dialogue with World Political Parties High-level Meeting. During the two-day forum, delegates made recommendations for Chinese and African youth about how to play a role in exploring paths that suit their national conditions, how to better inherit and carry forward the traditional friendship between China and Africa in the new era, how to better strengthen exchanges between Chinese and African youth organizations, as well as how to better participate in and facilitate China-Africa cooperation and how to promote the building of a community of a shared future for China and Africa.

  (Source: xinhuanet.com)

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