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African Diplomats in China Are Spending a Lot More Time These Days Talking About The Belt and Road Initiative

Ethiopia’s ambassador to China, Teshome Tog Chanaka, shared his enthusiasm on Twitter Tuesday about his participation in the latest forum on how to integrate Africa into the Belt and Road. The event was organized by the Algerian embassy and the Taihe Institute, an international policy think tank in Beijing.

Conversations like this highlight the growing interest among key stakeholders in both China and among a number of African countries to leverage the BRI’s trade networks with the new African Continental Free Trade Area.

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