22 November 2012

Angola: Ambassador Thanks China for Support

Beijing — Angolan ambassador to China, João Garcia Bires, thanked China for support to the national reconstruction programme launched by the Angolan government ten years ago, after long-lasting and devastating war.

Under the leadership of the Communist Party, China has responded promptly and without preconditions to the appeal by the Angolan government for economic, financial and technical assistance for the reconstruction of the country, at a crucial time "- said the diplomat.

The diplomat said so Tuesday at a reception commemorating the 37th anniversary of Angola's Independence.

The event brought together some 300 guests, including the Attorney General of China, Cao Jianming, Vice Foreign Minister Zhai Jun, ambassador of Togo Nolana Ta Ama, dean of the diplomatic corps accredited in Beijing, and members of the Angolan community in the Asian country.

According to Garcia Bires, the cooperation between China and Angola has grown very quickly," especially in the construction and reconstruction of infrastructure such as roads, railways and airports.

The Angolan ambassador noted that the two countries have also maintained regular consultations on international issues, such as the "review of the role of the United Nations" and the need for a new economic order."

Today, Angola is one of Africa's most dynamic economies and the second biggest oil exporter in the continent, with stress to China, said the diplomat.

During an interview granted in March 2011, the former Chinese ambassador to Angola said the amount of credit line the Asian country allocated to Angola through the three banking institutions since the end of civil war in Angola reached 1450 billion kwanzas.

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