BEIJING, Dec. 13 -- A photograph exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the first African visit paid by late Premier Zhou Enlai and a Chinese government delegation opened here Friday.
The exhibition, "Milestone in the Development of China-Africa relations", was held in the residence of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
Some 80 representatives including former Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, former Chinese ambassadors to African countries and African diplomats in Beijing attended the opening ceremony.
From December 1963 to February 1964, Zhou visited 10 African nations. They were the United Arab Republic (today's Egypt), Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, Mali, Guinea, Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.
During his visit, Zhou brought forth five principles in developing relations between China and African states, and between China and Arab nations.