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China's Xi wraps up first foreign trip

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China's new President Xi Jinping on Saturday wrapped up his first foreign trip which has seen him sign energy deals with Russia and scores of accords with countries in resource-rich Africa. 

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso (R) and wife Antoinette and China President Xi Jinping and wife Peng Liyuan Brazzaville, March 29, 2013. Xi signed deals worth several million dollars with his Congolese counterpart in sectors as varied as banking and infrastructure, on the final leg of his three-nation Africa tour.

Xi ended his tour with the first-ever visit by a Chinese president to the Congo, a small and impoverished country in central Africa, which has significant oil resources and other untapped mineral wealth.

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