"The conference focused on the role of China in Africa’s peace and security systems, China’s relations with the AU in peace and security initiatives; China’s military cooperation with African states; its bilateral relations with African countries; China’s relations with African regional organisations; China’s role in peacekeeping and peace building; and its economic engagements on the continent. In addition, the last session of the conference concentrated on policy recommendations for the future status of China-AU relations in peace and security in Africa. The conclusions made and recommendations offered at the conference are reflected in this conference report."