China and Africa will step up cooperation to reduce poverty in the continent, a Chinese poverty relief official said on Tuesday.
“Reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development are shared targets and historical tasks of China and Africa,’’ said Liu Yongfu, Director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development.
The two sides will strengthen communication to share their experience of poverty alleviation and work together to conduct research in the field.
China will continue to train poverty relief workers from Africa inline with to the needs of African countries, Yongfu said this at a conference on poverty reduction and development under the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
According to Yongfu, the two sides will launch some pilot projects that serve as examples or provide technical support for poverty relief work.