The Inclusive Society Institute’s CEO, Daryl Swanepoel, was invited to attend and speak at the Tenth Meeting of the Forum for China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which took place on 20 and 21 October 2021.
The opening ceremony was chaired by Mr. Zheng Mengzhuang, President of Zhejiang Normal University, and included addresses by high-level representatives of the People’s Republic of China as well as various African countries.
Mr Swanepoel was invited to speak on the topic of the US-China-Africa nexus. He argued that Africa must seek a mechanism for triangular engagement with the US and China. In his address, he said that Africa will have to contemplate a more considered and coherent framework for its international approach in order for it to maximise the opportunities presented by the US, China and others.
Mr Swanepoel also moderated a session on the topic of “The New plan for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the establishment of a China-Africa community with a shared future.”