The Government of Guinea-Bissau will get around USD 7.5 million from China, under an economic and technical financing deal, just weeks after the launch of a Chinese-financed highway in the African country´s capital.
At the signing ceremony of the bilateral deal, Tuesday at the Ministry of Finance in Bissau, minister João Fadiá said the funds are a donation from China and will be used namely for the acquisition of ‘scanner’ devices for customs.
According to the minister of Finance, China has been a partner in supporting the country’s development and with this support several projects will be able to be financed.
China’s ambassador to Bissau, Guo Ce, said that the Chinese authorities want to support combating covid-19 in Guinea-Bissau.
As part of that support, the ambassador stressed that he is awaiting an official request from the Guinean government to offer vaccines produced by China.