Angolan President highlights success of projects supported by China

 

Angolan President Joao Lourenco highlighted the successful running of a number of landmark projects supported by China, in a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang in Luanda.

Lourenco said Angola and China have always been united, trust each other and have a good momentum of cooperation, according to official statements.

The Angolan head of state noted a number of landmark projects supported by China, including airports, hydro-power stations, roads and ports, are being conducted in Angola smoothly, “playing an indispensable role in Angola’s post-war reconstruction and economic and social development”.

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“Chinese enterprises have made positive contributions to the improvement of infrastructure and people’s livelihood in Angola. Angola expects to further deepen cooperation with China and welcomes more Chinese investment in Angola”, according to a statement from the Chinese Government.

Lourenço asked Qin Gang to convey his best wishes to President Xi Jinping, and expressed appreciation for President Xi Jinping’s personal care and support for the development of Angola-China relations.

Qin said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations 40 years ago, China and Angola have always been sincere and friendly towards each other and worked hand in hand.

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Political mutual trust and traditional friendship between China and Angola have been continuously deepened, and practical cooperation has yielded fruitful results, highlighted Qin.

“China is ready to work with Angola to implement the important common understandings reached between the two heads of state and upgrade pragmatic cooperation, so as to bring more benefits to the two peoples”, a statement from the Chinese Government said.

During the meeting, Qin stressed that China appreciates Angola’s active mediation of regional hotspot issues and supports Angola in playing a greater role in international and regional affairs.

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Qin added China is ready to strengthen coordination between the two sides in multilateral affairs, jointly uphold true multilateralism, safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries, and work together to build a human community with a shared future.

On the same day, Qin also held talks with Angolan Foreign Minister Tete Antonio.

 

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