Forum on China-Africa Cooperation agrees on cooperation in development, e-commerce and cybersecurity

The 6th Ministerial Conference on the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg, which discussed the development of relations between China and African countries, agreed on several Internet-related matters, As can be read in the outcome document, ‘the two sides will cooperate with international organisations such as International Telecommunication Union, narrow the digital divide in Africa, and promote the building of an information society in Africa.’ Other agreements were made related to enhanced cooperation in cybersecurity and e-commerce.