The impact of the China-Africa cooperation Forum on the deepening of relations between China and Africa

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The Sino-African cooperation forum largely determines the trajectory of cooperation between Chinese and African countries. Being established in 2000, it facilitated the institutionalisation of the interactions between China and its African partners. Throughout twenty years of FOCAC functioning, the parties have successfully held a number of forums, which have significantly expanded the scope of cooperation. At present, a big number of scientific works are devoted to research the increase of the Chinese presence in Africa, on the other hand there is quite a few works done on FOCAC activities research, which predetermined the choice of this topic. In addition, analysis of the FOCAC performance results that have been reached by the 20th anniversary are of a certain interest. In this article, the author will identify the reasons for the parties’ interest in institutionalizing the interaction between China and Africa, will reveal promising areas of cooperation, as well as will analyze the impact of the Beijing FOCAC Action Plan for 2019-2021 to expand cooperation between China and the countries of the African continent.


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Anastasia A. Zabella

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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Email: zabella-aa@rudn.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russia

PhD in History, Assistant of the Department of Theory and History of International Relations, the Department of Foreign Languages

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