AUC Chairperson to welcome visiting Chinese Premier at AU Headquarters

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 2, 2014 – The Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Li Keqiang, is visiting the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday, 5 May 2014. During this visit, he will be welcomed at the AU Headquarters by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

Both the Chairperson Dlamini Zuma and Prime Minister Li Keqiang will oversee the signing of cooperation agreements between the AU Commission and the People’s Republic of China.

Agreements to be signed include extension projects of the new AU Commission Conference Complex; strengthening cooperation on sharing experience of economic and social development; as well as forging infrastructural construction in Africa.

A highlight of the Chinese PM’s visit will be a speech on China’s Policy towards Africa, aimed at strengthening the AU-China Strategic partnership and deepening cooperation between Africa and China.

The AUC Chairperson will join the Chinese PM to visit China’s Aviation and Railway exhibition taking place in the AUC premises.

After Ethiopia, Prime Minister Li Keqiang is also expected to visit Nigeria, Angola and Kenya.This is his maiden visit to the continent since assuming office in 2013.

SOURCE: African Union Commission (AUC)

Leave a Reply