Africa: China-Africa Cooperation - First Defence, Security Forum Opens in Beijing

Beijing, China.

In order to strengthen cooperation, China on June 26, 2018 in the capital, Beijing, opened a 15-day China-Africa Defence, Security Forum, organised by the country's Defence Ministry, local media reported. Invited to the pioneer event are African defence officials and diplomats who will watch displays by Chinese soldiers and also inspect military hardware. China last year inaugurated its first military base on the continent in Djibouti. China is already involved in training African military personnel. It is not only Africa's leading economic partner, but an increasing military ally.

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