Xinhua Libreville, June 11 exclusive interview: Chairman of the Central African Economic and Technological Cooperation Committee, the Chinese enterprises should seize the best time to invest in Africa – Interview with Wei the Jianguo
Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Xuefei
former vice minister of Chinese Ministry of Commerce, China – Africa Economic and Technical Cooperation Committee Chairman Wei Jianguo, in Libreville, the first New York Forum Africa “during an interview with Xinhua in an exclusive interview that in recent years, African economies the rapid development has attracted worldwide attention, the current is the Chinese enterprises to invest in the best time in Africa.
Wei Jianguo mentioned, announced by the International Monetary Fund data show that in 2011 global gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fastest growing countries, seven from Africa; the same year, 54 African countries, GDP The average growth rate of 5.1%. He said: “deeply troubled by the debt crisis in Europe, the U.S. economic recovery hopeless international context, Africa’s economy maintained good growth, and it suffered a number of Europe and the United States government and the attention of investors. At present, foreign direct investment in Africa is only inferior to China, while most of the growth of investment from China the most significant. “
He pointed out that: “For the past 20 years, the trade volume between China and Africa from $ 10.5 billion in 1992, climbed to $ 160 billion in 2011. China is Africa’s largest trading partner and China-Africa trade volume average highest growth is in China and all trading partners, up to 27%. “
Wei Jianguo said that the past decades, China is turning into a non-financial assistance from the initial establishment of landmark production projects, the development of the field of health care, education and other livelihood. The form and content of bilateral trade has altered significantly, the mechanization of goods, increasing the level of electrification. “Africa’s market potential is unlimited. Therefore, Chinese enterprises should seize the best period for investing in Africa,” he said.
He said that in order to promote the sustainable development of China-Africa trade cooperation, Chinese enterprises investing in Africa should be noted that the election of the country, selecting the right market, choose the right partners, to establish the idea of cooperation of mutual benefit and win-win “.
when more and more developed countries, governments and investors set his sights on the African continent, Wei Jianguo put forward: “We can investors with other countries, the strength of the co-development projects to achieve a win-win situation.
40 years in charge of African affairs “old Africa”, said during the forum with African entrepreneurs, scholars, especially the exchange of government leaders, again deeply feel that the Government and people of African countries welcome Chinese investment. The traditional friendship and trust between China and Africa has laid a solid foundation to continue to consolidate bilateral economic and trade partnership in the field, “he said.
specifically mentioned Wei Jianguo, President Bongo of Gabon, met the Chinese delegation expressed the hope that the Chinese banks to Gabon to set up branches in the hope that the Chinese airlines to open routes to fly to Gabon to further promote local financial and tourism development.
He said: “the next few years, China-Africa trade cooperation is bound to a new level. Africa is not only our ‘going out and bringing to’ market and, more importantly, to adhere to the principle of mutual benefit and win-win China and Africa as the two engines to promote the world economy forward. “
co-sponsored by the New York Tribune founder Richard Artemis Elias and Bongo New York Forum Africa “June 8 to 10 was held in Libreville, Gabon.
Chinese Channel. _ Xinhua