China Sets Dates for 9th FOCAC Summit 2024

Finally, China has fixed the dates for holding the ninth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation 2024 (#FOCAC2024). The 9th FOCAC Summit will take place in Beijing from 3 to 8 September 2024.

On 29 May 2024, the Ambassador of the People‘s Republic of China ZHANG Liyong handed an official letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uganda Abubakhar Odongo in order to extend the invitation from President Xi Jingping addressed to President Yoweri Musveni to attend the FOCAC Summit.

FOCAC Roundtable in 2021
FOCAC Roundtable in 2021

For this edition, in addition to the Plenary Session co-chaired by President XI Jinping and an African leader, a China-Africa Entrepreneurs Conference and a Joint Press Conference by African Foreign Ministers and the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs are also on the program.

As a warm-up to the #FOCAC Summit, a High-Level Meeting on Shared Development between China and Africa is scheduled in Beijing from 7 to 11 July 2024. Back in October 2023, a Senior Officials Meeting also took place in Beijing in preparation for the #FOCAC Summit.