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Webinar: FOCAC and the Future of Africa-China Cooperation

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China organized a seminar bringing together globally renowned African and Chinese experts to sketch out the future of Africa-China cooperation.

The seminar covered two broad areas: enhancing Africa-China cooperation in the face of global crises, and exploring new frontiers of the Africa-China trade relationship opened by the AfCFTA.

CSEA’s senior research fellow Mma Amara Ekeruche, joined the working session on exploring new frontiers of the Africa-China trade to discuss, “Africa-China Trade and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement”. 

The session highlighted key opportunities that African governments can utilize to ensure better economic consequences in the context of the AfCFTA and outlined the current state of affairs in trade and investment revenues. Panelists in this session also proposed actionable recommendations for African and Chinese governments.

The virtual event was held on Thursday November 4, at 7.30am WAT.

Watch the session here: