Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang To Pay Official Visit to AU Commission

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Addis Ababa January 8/2015 (ENA) The Chinese Foreign Minister, Qin Gang will pay official visit to the African Union Commission on 11 January, 2023., the African Union disclosed today.

Minister Qin Gang  will  visit the Africa (CDC) Headquarters Project
site in the African Village, Addis Ababa, and cut ribbon.

The Minister will have discussions with
African Union Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, where the two
leaders are expected to hold bilateral talks on various issues, the AU noted.

In accordance with a number of agreements
concluded between the AU and the Government of China, the AU Commission and the
Ministry of Commerce of the People`s Republic of China have signed the
Implementation Agreement on the Africa CDC HQs building project in July 2020.

It is to be recalled that
the 2018 Beijing Summit and the 7th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on
China – Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Beijing, the Government of China
further expressed its commitment to support the building of the Africa CDC HQ,
and the African leaders welcomed with appreciation and committed to support for
its realization.

The Africa (CDC) Headquarters Project is located in the African Village, south of Addis
Ababa.  The new site covers an area of
with a total
construction area of nearly 40,000m2. When completed, the building will include an emergency
operation centre, a data centre, laboratory, resource centre, briefing rooms,
training centre, conference centre, offices, and expatriate apartments, all to
be constructed, furnished and equipped by the Government of China.

The headquarters building is expected to become one of the best-equipped centers for disease control in Africa, allowing Africa CDC to play its role as the technical institution coordinating disease prevention, surveillance and control in the continent in partnership with the national public health institutes and ministries of health of Member States.

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