Written by ; Abeer Almadawy
The 2018 China-Africa Forum was held its first session in the presence of leaders and kings of African countries in Beijing, where the forum, witnessed many conferences and visions of both China and African countries, since it was launched . The Beijing 2018 Summit of China-Africa Cooperation forum was held on 3 and 4 September 2018 under the theme "China and Africa towards a stronger society through a common future of mutually beneficial cooperation". Heads of State, Government and delegations of the 53 African countries, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa attended the Summit.
In a comprehensive analytical view, let us consider the importance of this meeting, which brings together China, the nation of one billion and 250 million people, and the African continent with all the capabilities, wealth, vision of cooperation and common interests.
China's targets of cooperation with African countries;
China is the initiator of the idea and the proposal of this grouping, which aims to promote Sino-African relations and also enhance cooperation on all levels. China has many interests in this Chinese-African rapprochement. Its openness to the African continent basically means expanding its political and strategic influence in the world.So let's show the main aims for China benefits of this cooperation;
1- Firstly , China's openness to African countries , aimed to opens the door to Its exports, allows trade exchange, promotes economic cooperation and opens up new markets for its products, thus enhancing the value of the Chinese currency as well as its economy and business.
2- Secondly ,the opening of China to African countries means opening the wealth of the continent of oil, diamonds, gold and precious metals ,like the United States and Europe who monopolize this wealth to them, and the entry of China a strong competitor will allow the strength to put China's hand on oil specifically And energy in general, and will open the door to its cultural project Silk Road, which is working to re-create
Thirdly, China's opening up to African countries means a source of penetration of the continent and strategic political cooperation promoted as a global power competing with the other superpower, bringing with it many political benefits to become the dominant superpowers and if it declared otherwise, It will have a strong political impact, and we recall that Beijing got permanent membership in the United Nations in the seventies of the last century with the support of African countries.
4 - Fourth: China's openness to African countries to strengthen its national security in the West. Therefore, we saw the strengthening of cooperation between them and between Djibouti and the opening of a base in the Horn of Africa and its cooperation with Ethiopia and Kenya to support the same idea. India and the port of the Bab al-Mandab Straits and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, those points are very vital strategic to China's security.
Next report will show the African aims behind their cooperation with China and why there's new ideas can create new opportunities for advancement?
A note about Writer:
Abeer Almadawy is a novelist and journalist,specialist in the international media and the diplomatic issues.She is chief of editorial administration and CEO of CJ