newspaper Le Monde said China had bugged the building it
had built and gifted to the AU in 2012 and had been
downloading data from servers in the building.
nothing to be spied (on) because (the) China-Africa
relationship is very strategic, comprehensive,”
Hailemariam said on the sidelines of the 30th
AU summit held at the AU headquarters.
Chair Moussa Faki told a press conference at the end of
the summit that he did not find any sign that the AU
building was being spied upon.
report “sensational”, “preposterous” and “totally untrue”,
Kuang Weilin, head of the Chinese mission to the AU, said
the AU headquarters is a very important project donated by
China to support the pan-African bloc.
relationship with Africa and the AU will go on and be
further strengthened, Kuang said.
“That is the
tide of the times that one newspaper, one sensational
story can’t stop,” he added.
questioned the paper’s intention as the article was
published a day before the AU summit.