China-Angola cooperation is expected to benefit from “new vitality”, as the countries celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, Communist Party of China (CPC) Political Bureau Member Yin Li said.
Yin, who is also secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, met at the end of last week in Luanda with the President of the National Assembly of Angola and member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the MPLA, Carolina Cerqueira.
Noting that China and Angola have steadily strengthened their friendship, Yin said Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Angolan counterpart, Joao Lourenço, exchanged messages early this year on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, providing guidance for the development of their strategic partnership.
China supports Angola in pursuing a development path suited to its national conditions and is willing to work with Angola to strengthen cooperation and exchanges in various areas, he added.
The CPC is willing to take the anniversary of the establishment of relations between the two parties as an opportunity to further deepen strategic communication with the MPLA, promote the exchange of governance experience, and contribute to the development of bilateral relations, Yin said.
He also said that the city of Beijing will actively implement the important consensus reached by the two heads of state to promote cooperation and exchanges between the two capital cities and inject new vitality into China-Angola cooperation.
For her part, Cerqueira said that Angola considers China an important strategic partner, appreciates China’s support for national independence and development in Angola, and admires China’s historic achievements.
She said that Angola is willing to further deepen cooperation and exchanges in various fields between the two parties and two countries to promote the continuous development of the strategic partnership between Angola and China.
At the invitation of the MPLA, a CPC delegation led by Yin visited Angola on Sept. 15-17.