16 January 2013

Angola: Sino-Angolan Trade Reaches Over Akz 3.0 Trillion

Luanda — The balance of trade between China and Angola from January to November 2012 reached a record amount of Akz 3.5 trillion, Angop learned.

The information was released Tuesday in Luanda by the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Gao Kexiang, at the ceremony of celebration of the 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The diplomat on the occasion explained that this figure is higher than that of last year, being almost one thousand times as big as that of 30 years ago, when two countries started the relations.

Ambassador Gao Kexiang said that over the 30 years, there has been a deepening and consolidation of bilateral relations He said that over the 30 years, China has been defending Angola's effort toward the consolidation of peace, national reconciliation and reconstruction, with Angola extending its valuable support to issues of interests to China.

To the diplomat, this good coordination and concert on regional and international issues unite the two countries engaged in the preservation of the rights and interests of the developing nations.

The ambassador stressed that the Sino-Angolan strategic partnership established in November 2010, gained a new boost and opened a space for broader bilateral relations.

He stated that the two countries attained excellent results in decisive domains like those of finance, trade, energy and others, on a journey that led Angola into a position of one of China's major partners in Africa.

On the other hand, Gao Kexiang highlighted the importance of human and cultural exchange between the two countries that further strengthens the contacts and reciprocal friendship.

On January 1983, China and Angola signed a joint communiqué, paving the way for the establishment of strong diplomatic relations.

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