China to exempt certain African countries from debts: Xi

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-03 17:26:33|Editor: ZX
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BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- China will exempt certain African countries from outstanding debts incurred in the form of interest-free Chinese government loans due by the end of 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Monday.

The exemption will be granted to Africa's least developed countries, heavily indebted and poor countries, landlocked and small island developing countries that have diplomatic relations with China, Xi said in a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.