Chinese Premier Li leaves for Africa tour
                 English.news.cn | 2014-05-04 09:21:08 | Editor: An

BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Sunday morning left Beijing for visits to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya.

This is the first time for the premier to visit Africa since taking office in 2013. His entourage includes his wife Cheng Hong.

Li was invited by Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn, President of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of Angola Jose Eduardo dos Santos and President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta.

During his stay in Ethiopia, Li will also visit the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa at the invitation of AU rotating Chairperson Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, also president of Mauritania, and Chairperson of the AU Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

While visiting Nigeria, the premier will also attend the 2014 World Economic Forum on Africa to be held in Abuja, capital of Nigeria.

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Chinese premier's Africa tour set to promote China-Africa relations

BEIJING, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay official visits to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya on May 4-11 in a significant bid to further foster the time-tested China-Africa relations.

During his stay in Ethiopia, Li will also visit the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa on May 5. While visiting Nigeria, the premier will attend the 2014 World Economic Forum on Africa to be held in Abuja, capital of Nigeria.  Full story

 

 

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