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China-Japan 'war of words' now stretches into Africa

Saturday, 11 January 2014 - 4:49pm IST | Agency: ANI

Japan has reportedly alleged that China is luring African leaders with expensive gifts and offerings, as the two pledge big money to the African nations.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is touring three nations in Africa, which has China accusing Japan of supporting Africa to secure a place in the United National Security Council.

In counter-attack, Japan has accused China of buying African leaders, while the latter has insisted that its aid and co-operation is completely selfless, the BBC reported.

Abe is expected to pledge over 14 billion dollars in aid to the continent and engage in trade deals with Ethiopia, Mozambique and Ivory Coast.

It is after a gap of eight years that a Japanese leader is touring three nations in Africa.

Tomohiko Taniguchi, spokesperson for Abe said that Japan's aid policy is genuine and forging trade alliance with the African nations would help them acquire industrial expertise.

Meanwhile, China has pledged to double the aid amount to Africa to 20 billion dollars a year.

According to reports, Chinese foreign ministers will be visiting East and West Africa before the end of this month.

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