Delegation of Chinese Communist Party signs six cooperation deals with Mozambique

25 April 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 25 April – A delegation from the Chinese Communist Party has signed six cooperation agreements for radio, cinema and television, to establish the Confucius Institute in the country and to provide equipment and anti-malaria medication as well as in the energy sector, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

Headed by Li Changchun, a permanent member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, the delegation formalised its intention to set up a delegation of China International Radio, which will broadcast in Portuguese.

Speaking last week about this visit, Lei Tongli, an attaché to the Chinese embassy in Mozambique, said that the delegation would also announce China’s intention to build a small dam in Mozambique and to get involved in broadcasting digital television.

According to the diplomat the agreements to be signed during the visit would last until 2014.

During its visit to Maputo the delegation took part in the inauguration of the StarTimes store, owned by a Chinese company that entered the Mozambican market via a partnership with local investors and will sell digital television services.

Mozambique was the last stop on a five-country tour for the CCP delegation, which included Armenia, Romania, Slovenia and Kenya. (macauhub)