Chinese premier to visit Africa in May
Updated: 2014-04-30 13:56
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BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will pay official visits to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya from May 4 to 11.
This is the first time for Li to visit Africa since taking office in 2013.
|Special: China-Africa relations|
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Wednesday that Li was invited by Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn, President of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of Angola Jose Eduardo dos Santos and President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta.
During his stay in Ethiopia, Li will also visit the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa on May 5 at the invitation of AU rotating Chairperson Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, also president of Mauritania, and Chairperson of the AU Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
While visiting Nigeria, the premier will also attend the 2014 World Economic Forum on Africa to be held in Abuja, capital of Nigeria.