Monday, January 9, 2023

Chinese Foreign Minister Begins Year with Trip to Africa

 Aljazeera published on 9 January 2023 an article titled "New Chinese Foreign Minister Heads to Africa for First Trip."

New Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, until recently China's ambassador in Washington, will make his first overseas trip of the year to Africa, visiting Ethiopia, Gabon, Angola, Benin, and Egypt.  

Comment:  Since 1991, China's foreign minister has made his first overseas visit to Africa before visiting other parts of the world.  This trip normally takes place in January.