The African Union and China have marked Topping out Ceremony of African Center of Disease Control (ACDC) today.
During the celebration Chinese Ambassador to the African Union, LIU Yuxi noted that the smooth progress of the project perfectly illustrates the friendly and cooperative spirit of brotherhood between China and Africa and will make great contributions to strengthening pandemic prevention and control in Africa.
Collaborative works of Chinese and African Union took only nine months to achieve the phase target of topping-out of the main structure with high standards, he added.
Ambassador LIU Yuxi underscored that China and Africa stand together with mutual assistance, team up amid difficulties and treat each other wholeheartedly.
The ACDC building itself is a manifestation of beneficial and practical work for the African people. China will proceed to try our utmost to assist African countries in responding to the pandemic and restoring economic and social development, he said.
Ambassador LIU Yuxi also wished everlasting friendship for China and Africa.
Chinese President Xi Jinping during General Debate of the 76th Session of The United Nations General Assembly, solemnly proposed the Global Development Initiative, calling on the international community to accelerate the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, so as to build a global community of development with a shared future, it was noted.
According to sources, China has maintained its position as Africa’s largest trade partner for 12 years straight. Currently, China’s direct investment in Africa has reached $43.4 billion; Africa has become an emerging investment destination for Chinese enterprises.