The Chinese ambassador to Mozambique said in Maputo that in the last two years Mozambican exports to China reached US$1 billion making China Mozambique’s third largest trading partner right behind South Africa and the European Union.
Li Chunhua also said that the volume of trade between Mozambique and China had seen growth in recent years, rising from US$1.64 billion in 2013 to US$2.942 billion in the first 10 months of this year.
The diplomat, who was speaking at the opening of a photo exhibition on bilateral relations since 1975, also noted that areas of cooperation had been extended to sectors such as public health, culture, education and the social economy for agriculture, infrastructure, energy, transport and communications, production of building materials, vehicle assembly and tourist facilities.
The ambassador, cited by the Mozambique News Agency (AIM), also noted that cooperation between Mozambique and China led to the implementation of 26 construction projects, training of over 1,000 Mozambicans and granting of loans for 17 infrastructure projects.
There are currently 60 Chinese companies operating in Mozambique. (macauhub/CN/MZ)