The establishment of an African Centre for Disease Control (African CDC) was one of the recommendations of the declaration which was given unanimous endorsement; as it was felt that such a Center would go a long way to reduce Africa's over-dependence of services outside the continent and improve the timeliness of interventions.
The Vice President welcomed the commitments made and joined the call for the replenishment of the Global fund.
The Vice President was also accompanied Dr Jude Gedeon, the Public Health Commissioner and Mr. Joseph Nourrice, Seychelles Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union and the UNECA.
State Councilor Yang Jiechi Meets with Foreign Minister Jean-Paul Adam of Seychelles
On July 22, 2013, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met in Beijing with Seychelles Foreign Minister Jean-Paul Adam.
Yang Jiechi said that China-Seychelles relations have maintained good momentum of development in recent years and have become a model for the friendly cooperation between countries with different national conditions. China highly values the traditional friendship with Seychelles and is willing to join hands with the Seychelles side to push forward bilateral relations for further development and to make greater contribution to jointly safeguarding peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region of Indian Ocean.
Jean-Paul Adam said that the Seychelles side is willing to make concerted efforts with China to promote the further development of China-Seychelles and China-Africa relations.
They also exchanged views on international and regional topics of common interests.