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China-Angola cooperation enters essential stage, says Chinese FM

China2018-01-14

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pointed out the cooperation between China and Angola has entered an essential stage when he met with President Joao Lourenco of the Republic of Angola on Saturday. Conveying warm regards from Chinese President Xi Jinping to President Lourenço, Wang said Saturday is the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Angola. The two countries have established strong mutual political trust and stood side by side on core interests of each other over the past 35 years. China will firmly support Angola with its own development which is consistent with its national conditions, its economic diversification strategy and its capacity for self-development, Wang said. Wang noted that it is now an essential period for both countries to transform and upgrade the quality and efficiency of the cooperation. He said China will keep encouraging Chinese companies to invest in Angola and hopes that Angola can protect the legitimate rights and interests of those companies. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with the President of the Republic of Angola Joao Lourenco, on Jan 13, 2018. Lourenço said Angola is grateful for China's investment and financing over the past 35 years, which plays an important role in Angola's post-war peaceful reconstruction. Angola hopes that China could continue to support Angola with its infrastructure construction of railways, and welcome more Chinese companies to develop cooperation in a range of industries, such as mining, farming, grassland farming and tourism. Angola will also improve its investment and business environment in order to protect legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies. Wang introduced the idea of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit and said China is willing to jointly build the Belt and Road Initiative with African countries and upgrade China-Africa strategic partnership of cooperation to a higher level. Wang is paying a visit to four African countries this weekend – Rwanda, Angola, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe, intending to promote solidarity and cooperation with Africa. (CGTN)

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pointed out the cooperation between China and Angola has entered an essential stage when he met with President Joao Lourenco of the Republic of Angola on Saturday.

Conveying warm regards from Chinese President Xi Jinping to President Lourenço, Wang said Saturday is the 35th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Angola. The two countries have established strong mutual political trust and stood side by side on core interests of each other over the past 35 years.

China will firmly support Angola with its own development which is consistent with its national conditions, its economic diversification strategy and its capacity for self-development, Wang said.

Wang noted that it is now an essential period for both countries to transform and upgrade the quality and efficiency of the cooperation. He said China will keep encouraging Chinese companies to invest in Angola and hopes that Angola can protect the legitimate rights and interests of those companies.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with the President of the Republic of Angola Joao Lourenco, on Jan 13, 2018.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with the President of the Republic of Angola Joao Lourenco, on Jan 13, 2018.

Lourenço said Angola is grateful for China's investment and financing over the past 35 years, which plays an important role in Angola's post-war peaceful reconstruction. Angola hopes that China could continue to support Angola with its infrastructure construction of railways, and welcome more Chinese companies to develop cooperation in a range of industries, such as mining, farming, grassland farming and tourism. Angola will also improve its investment and business environment in order to protect legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies.

Wang introduced the idea of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit and said China is willing to jointly build the Belt and Road Initiative with African countries and upgrade China-Africa strategic partnership of cooperation to a higher level.

Wang is paying a visit to four African countries this weekend – Rwanda, Angola, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe, intending to promote solidarity and cooperation with Africa.

(CGTN)

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