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China and African Union Hold the 1st Human Rights Consultation

On April 12, 2016, China and the African Union (AU) held the 1st human rights consultation at the AU headquarters. Special Representative for Human Rights Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Liu Hua and Director of the Department of Political Affairs Khabele Matlosa of the AU Commission co-chaired the consultation. Officials from the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, All-China Women's Federation and China Disabled Person's Federation attended the consultation. Officer-in-charge from divisions of human rights, elections, refugees and other affairs of the Department of Political Affairs of the AU Commission were present. During the consultation, Commissioner for Political Affairs Aisha Abdullahi of the AU met with the Chinese delegation.

During the consultation, both sides exchanged views on respective views and works on human rights, multilateral work on human rights and human rights technical cooperation. With great significance and fruitful results this time, the consultation will further enhance mutual understanding, cooperation and coordination between both sides. The two sides also agreed to establish a regular consultation mechanism of human rights.

On April 11, 2016, the Chinese delegation visited the Center for Human Rights of Addis Ababa University.

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