China to provide Angola with 60 annual scholarships

22 November 2010

Luanda, Angola, 22 Nov – The Chinese government plans to provide Angola with 60 annual scholarships, the Angolan ambassador to China, João Bernardo said Sunday in Luanda.

On summarising the visit by the vice president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jenping, to the Angolan capital, Luanda, the ambassador said that, as well as the scholarships to China, Chinese staff would continue to provide training in Angola, in a number of areas, with a view to making up for a lack of trained staff.

The ambassador said that the current agreements between the two countries established the employment of 30 percent of technical Angolan staff and use of construction materials produced in the country, but added that Angola could not comply due to a lack of specialised staff.

Bernardo said that the results of the visit by the Chinese vice president to Angola were excellent due to 19 documents being signed, which would increasingly cement cooperation and relations between the two countries and their people.

He noted the importance of agreements for agriculture, manufacturing industry, the petrochemical industry, telecommunication and transport and especially railways were important.

In the railway sector the program for modernisation of the Luanda, Benguela and Namibe railroads was to continue, he said. (macauhub)