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Moroccan PM, El Othmani To Attend China-Africa Summit In Beijing

Moroccan Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani will take part in the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) due on Sept. 3-4, a local news website reported Friday.

Morocco’s Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani attends a “Friends of Syria” group conference in Marrakech December 12, 2012. The group, Western and Arab nations sympathetic to Syria’s uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, gave full political recognition on Wednesday to Syria’s opposition, reflecting a hardening consensus that the 20-month-old uprising might be nearing a tipping point. REUTERS/Abderrahmane Mokhtari (MOROCCO – Tags: POLITICS)

The summit in Beijing will discuss the Belt and Road Initiative, the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, news site cited official sources as saying.


The initiative, proposed by China in 2013, refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which aim at building a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road.


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