Angola: Trade between Angola and China totals US$23.5 billion in 2008

20 January 2009

Luanda, Angola, 20 Jan – Trade between Angola and China in 2008 totalled US$23.5 billion,, with Angolan exports of US$22.3 billion, making the country China’s biggest African trading partner.

The value of trade between the countries was revealed by China’s trade minister, Chen Deminz after a meeting with Angola’s Prime Minister, António Paulo Kassoma.

The Chinese minister also said that Angola planned to bring Chinese technicians to the country to help to revive the agricultural sector.

Chen said that he had responded positively to the request from the Prime Minister, adding that there were programmes being put together to start work in four Angolan province, including Huíla and Uíge.

The meeting included preparation for the 4th China/Africa ministerial conference, scheduled for May in Cairo and Forum Macau, the date of which has yet to be announced. (macauhub)