Monday, December 7, 2015, Agrahayan 23, 1422 BS, Safar 24, 1437 Hijri

China, Africa call for homegrown solutions to solving crises
Published :Monday, 7 December, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 12

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 6 : Fifty African countries and China wrapped up a landmark summit on Saturday vowing to push for homegrown solutions to solve Africa's peace and security woes.
The leaders met for what South African President Jacob Zuma dubbed "historic" talks, aimed at bolstering ties between the continent and its major trading partner.
In a declaration adopted in Johannesburg the leaders pledged to "continue to support each other on security matters and maintain peace and security." "We remain committed to seeking the peaceful settlement of disputes through dialogue and consultation, and China supports Africa in its efforts to solve African problems through African solutions," they said in the declaration.
They agreed to implement a China-Africa peace and security plan and "support the building of the collective security mechanism in Africa." Forty-eight leaders attended the second summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) which was held for the first time in Africa.    ?AFP

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