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Africa 2007 - Africa and Asia: Creating a New Axis of Partnership

http://www.weforum.org/14.06.2007With the rising economic importance of Asia, Africans are delicately forging ties with both East and West.1) What roles will Asia, in particular China and India, play in fuelling Africa's economic growth?2) In what ways will Africa's growing ties with Asia be similar to and different from those with its traditional partners?3) With the boom in trade and investment, have "South-South" opportunities replaced the traditional "North-South" relationship?4) What should Africans do to optimize the benefits and manage the challenges of these new cultural and economic ties? Armando Emilio Guebuza, President of MozambiqueLi Zhaoxing, Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China (2003-2007)Mandisi Mpahlwa, Minister of Trade and Industry of South AfricaJohn Page, Chief Economist, Africa, and Director, Poverty Reduction Group, World Bank, Washington DCKapil Sibal, Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences of IndiaChaired byLi Ruogu, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of China, People's Republic of China; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa
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