Chinese President Xi Jinping Lauds Senegal for Joining Belt and Road Initiative

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping, while touring Senegal, pledged to strengthen bilateral economic ties with the African country. During a joint press conference with the President of Senegal Macky Sall, Xi Jinping said that he’s wishful of a stronger Sino-African relationship. An accord was reportedly signed between Senegal and China, as per which Senegal becomes the first country from Africa to become part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Chinese foreign ministry promised support to Senegal in areas of general development, anti-terror op, peacekeeping and maintenance. After a 2-day visit in Senegal, Xi will also visit Rwanda, and South Africa.