Xi JinPing holds joint meeting with heads of 15 African countries in Johansburg South Africa

JOHANASBURG: Chinese President Xi Jinping and African leaders rounded off a landmark summit here Saturday with a unanimous consensus to upgrade China-Africa relations backed by a road map for further boosting mutually beneficial cooperation and common development. The leaders' meeting, officials and observers from across the region say, has not only ushered the world's second-largest country and "most promising continent" into a new era of common development, but once again testified to China's brotherly friendship and genuine partnership with Africa. In support of the historic progress, African leaders endorsed Xi's appeal to strengthen the five "major pillars" of political equality and mutual trust, win-win economic cooperation, mutually enriching cultural exchanges, mutual assistance in security, and solidarity and coordination in international affairs. As regards the lack of skilled personnel, Xi announced that China will establish a number of regional vocational education centers and several capacity-building colleges for Africa, train 200,000 technicians for African countries, and provide the continent with 40,000 training opportunities in China.(Source:news.xinhuanet)