Beijing, 4 September 2018
President Kagame today took part in China-Africa Roundtable Discussions alongside fellow Africa Heads of State and Government.
Held on the final day of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), the discussions – chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping – aimed to establish to work together toward an even stronger community with a shared future. In their remarks, African leaders reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen China-Africa relations.
Addressing the roundtable, President Kagame highlighted that in today’s global political climate, it is important to reaffirm nations’ commitment to an open international order characterized by peace, security, multilateralism, free trade, mutual respect, as well as cooperation where everyone benefits.
Following the roundtable, President Kagame and his host Chinese President Xi Jinping held bilateral talks and later in the evening, President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame were hosted to a bilateral dinner by President Xi and First Lady Peng Liyuan, concluding their participation in the Beijing Summit of FOCAC 2018.
In its third edition, the Summit saw Senegalese President Macky Sall take over the Forum’s co-chairmanship from South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.