15 November 2007

Angola: Ambassador Considers Relations With China Excellent

Luanda — Angola's ambassador to China, Joao Manuel Bernardo, on Wednesday considered as excellent the commercial relation with that Asian country, having into account the engagement showed by the two states in its promotion, ANGOP has learnt.

Speaking from China, the diplomat said that the commercial relationship has been strengthened in a positive and visible way, as Angola has found aid from china, as well as private and public businesses in social, economic and cultural domains.

"All domains have the doors open and everything depends on the commitment and the wish of Angolans. We have not found problems", highlighted the ambassador.

According to him, paraphrasing President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, "Angola has become a construction work site" and many of the undert6akings are being carried out by Chinese companies.

"The country is satisfied with the work that is being done", he said.

Joao Bernardo said that the Chinese are interested in investing in areas like trade, textile industry, civil engineering and shoes, as well as work in the exploration of diamonds, copper, iron and wood sectors.

Commercial relations between Angola and China date back from 1983.

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