Though the international community urged both sides to restore peace, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko submitted a draft law to parliament on December 3. The draft law provides for the termination of the 1997 Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and Russia that would expire in March 2019.
FOCAC has been an important engine for China-Africa collaboration, promoting cooperation in trade, investment, project contracting, cultural exchanges, finance and security. It also becomes an important platform for China and Africa to enhance cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative in the new era. The Beijing Summit adopted the Beijing Action Plan (2019-2021), drawing the roadmap for China-Africa cooperation in the upcoming years.