AU official hails FOCAC in facilitating China-Africa space science cooperation

15 September 2022

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) is facilitating the growing China-Africa cooperation in space science and technology, a senior African Union (AU) official has said.

Speaking to Xinhua recently, Mohamed Belhocine, AU Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, said FOCAC is helping realize Africa’s aspiration in space science and technology.

“With our friends in China, we have a framework of cooperation through the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. It is in the framework of this forum that we are organizing meetings, which I hope will help the extension of knowledge about space science into our youth in different parts of Africa,” the AU commissioner said.

He said in addition to the thriving cooperation under the continental bloc of the African Union, China is also strengthening cooperation with independent African countries in the space arena.

“Everybody is following the huge progress related to China’s performance as far as space is concerned,” Belhocine said, as he underscored China’s recent successes in the space arena.

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