Africa benefits from China's Growth: AU | 2014-May-2 19:47 | Editor: Anne Tang

Africa has been benefited from the economic growth China has registered, Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission said on Thursday.

Speaking to Chinese journalists in Addis Ababa, Mwencha lauded China's role in Africa's economic growth registered over the past decade.

"Africans are benefited from China's growth, especially from the strong demand to Africa's products," said the deputy chairperson.

Through the China-Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCA), China and Africa are engaged in dialogue on furthering their cooperation on different areas, said Mwencha.

"It is through this dialogue and cooperation that we have made significant progress in a number of areas," he said adding, 'We now addressing in a very concrete manner regional programs that China supporting the continent."

Mwencha said China particularly is providing support to capacity building of the AU Commission.

He also stated that still dialogue is going on between Africa and China on how to address issues of industrialization and infrastructure and also employment and poverty eradication on the African continent.

He said China has also continued to play big role in addressing peace and security challenges facing those countries already in conflicts.