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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on Ambassador Xu Jinghu's Appointment as Special Representative of Chinese Government on African Affairs

2016-08-04

Q: Ambassador Zhong Jianhua is leaving the post of Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs. Who is taking over this post?

A: The Chinese government has appointed Ambassador Xu Jinghu to succeed Ambassador Zhong Jianhua as Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs.

During his term, Ambassador Zhong Jianhua performed active good offices with regard to African hotspot issues and maintained sound communication with the international community on African affairs. He played an important role in promoting peace and development in Africa and advancing China-Africa relations.

Ambassador Xu Jinghu is a veteran diplomat. He once served as the Director General of the Department of African Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Chinese Ambassador to Madagascar, Morocco and Switzerland. In his new capacity, Ambassador Xu Jinghu will make positive efforts to enhance China-Africa cooperation in various fields and play a constructive role in promoting the cause of African peace and development.

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