Angola: President João Lourenço On His Way to China

Beijing is welcoming African leaders to the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit.

Luanda — The Angolan president, João Lourenço, left Friday morning Luanda for the People's Republic of China to participate in the 3rd China-Africa Cooperation Forum (FOCAC), which will be held in Beijing from 3 to 4 of September.

At the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, the Head of State, accompanied by the first lady, Ana Dias Lourenço, received farewell greetings from the Vice-President of the Republic, Bornito de Sousa, the governor of Luanda, Adriano Mendes de Carvalho, among other individuals.

Foreign ministers, Manuel Augusto, and Finance, Archer Mangueira, among others, accompany the Angolan Head of State on this mission.

President João Lourenço will participate for the first time in the China-Africa Cooperation Forum since he was elected a year ago.

In Beijing, in addition to participating in the forum, João Lourenço, has scheduled a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, recently announced the Angolan Foreign Ministry.

The China-Africa summit, to be held for the second time on Chinese soil after 2006, is a platform for consultations and collective dialogue, aimed at strengthening consensus, deepening friendly relations, intensifying and promoting cooperation. The first edition of FOCAC was held in Beijing in 2006 and the second in South Africa in 2016.

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