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The UN Economic Commission for Africa Makes Rare Public Appeal to China on Debt Relief

High-level representatives from the African Union (AU) Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) as well as officials from China and various African countries met on Tuesday to discuss the “fight against the pandemic in Africa.”

While Chinese officials re-stated their commitment to providing material, financial and technical support to African stakeholders to help mitigate the outbreak, UNECA also raised the sensitive issue of Chinese debt relief in Africa.

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