Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday said a China-Africa cross-border yuan centre would be set up to provide African financial institutions with a credit line of $10 billion.

China will also offer an additional 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to African nations, Xi said in a speech to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, adding that China would encourage its companies to invest no less than $10 billion in Africa over the next three years.

(Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; writing by Tom Daly; Editing by Toby Chopra) ((; +86 10 5669 2119;))