Foreign Minister Qin Gang and African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat meet at the union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Foreign Minister Qin Gang and African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat meet at the union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang’s 5-nation African tour a show of solidarity, strategic importance, analysts say

  • Qin Gang’s first stop was Ethiopia, which borrowed US$13.7 billion from China between 2000 and 2020 and has been seeking to restructure its debts
  • China will encourage more interactions, Qin tells African Union Commission chairman in Addis Ababa

Foreign Minister Qin Gang and African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat meet at the union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
Foreign Minister Qin Gang and African Union Commission chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat meet at the union’s headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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