9 May 2014

Angola and China Reaffirm Strengthened Bilateral Cooperation

Luanda — Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos and the Chinese Prime Minister Li Kegiang reaffirmed this Friday in Luanda their countries' commitment to continuing to cooperate in various fields based on reciprocal advantages.

The statement of the two entities preceded the joint press conference held at Luanda's Presidential Palace garden, marking the last moments of the official visit of Chinese premier to Angola, started on Thursday, as part of the reinforcement of bilateral relations.

The Angolan statesman said to have exchanged with his interlocutor matters of bilateral interest and aspects related to the situation prevailing in Africa and at international context.

José Eduardo dos Santos said that the results of the meeting are very positive and will contribute to further strengthen the relations of friendship and cooperation between Angola and China.

The president underlined that the meeting concluded the need of a cooperation programme of medium and long term.

To this purpose, teams were created to work out the programme whose implementation will be monitored by the two countries leaders, through periodic reports.

The Angolan Statesman stated that China reaffirmed its support for Angola's efforts focused on full pacification of the Great Lakes region, the consolidation of peace in the Central African Republic (CAR), as well as in other parts of the continent still recording conflicts.

Recalling the signing of some bilateral cooperation agreements, the President highlighted the deal signed in the financial field.

According to him, deal will support all actions of cooperation on rehabilitation, development and modernisation of infrastructures and in other areas of bilateral interest.

On his turn, the Chinese Premier said that his country is witnessing the rapid economic growth of Angola, welcoming the progress achieved under the leadership of President José Eduardo dos Santos.

Li Kegiang said that the cooperation between the two countries has provided win-win benefits, having expressed the need for its extension, at the same time he invited the Angolan president to visit China in order to look at new areas of intervention.

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