In his address at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Ministerial Conference, Premier Wen Jiabao put forward a four-point proposal on how to further China-Africa friendship and cooperation:
Continue to move forward the traditional China-Africa friendship through mutual support;
Promote democratization of international relations through intensified consultation;
Jointly meet the challenges of globalization through coordination of positions;
Turn a new chapter in China-Africa friendly relations through enhanced cooperation.
(Xinhua News Agency October 2006)