ISSN 2686 - 9675 (Print)
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Chinese “One belt, one road” in Аrab countries in North and Eastern Аfrica

Abstract. China became a marginal player on the Afri-can continent in the 1980s and early 1990s, when the Cold War rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union dominated. However, the col-lapse of the Soviet Union and China's rapid transi-tion to a market economy resulted in Beijing re-turning to Africa with a much more defined strate-gic outlook focused on developing trade, new mar-kets and acquiring new energy / raw materials.

In recent years, China has emerged as one of the most `active` foreign powers on the African con-tinent. Beijing encourages and supports the invest-ment and business of Chinese enterprises in Africa. China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has made Africa the largest target for its infrastructure pro-jects and other BRI activities. The topic of the re-search is the implementation of the BRI in some Arab countries of North and East Africa.

Keywords: China, Africa, OBOR, Egypt, Tu-nisia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Ethiopia, Sudan

For citation: Aghavni A. Harutyunyan. Chi-nese one belt, one road in Arab countries in North and Eastern Africa. // Modern oriental studies. 2022. 4 (2).

Aghavni A. Harutyunyan, Department of International Relations Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia