China wants to strengthen partnership with Angola

20 March 2015

China “aims to strengthen the strategic partnership with Angola,” the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported, citing statements by Liu Yunshan, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader.

At a meeting in Beijing with a delegation of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Angola’s ruling party, Liu Yunshan said that the CCP “attaches great importance to relations with the MPLA” and to “stepping up the exchange of experiences on governance,” said Xinhua .

Liu Yunshan, head of propaganda and ideological action of the CCP, is one of seven members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the summit of power in China.

The Angolan delegation, headed by the Vice President of the MPLA, Roberto de Almeida, Tuesday began a “working visit” to China aimed at “strengthening friendship and cooperation” with the CCP.

Besides Beijing, the MPLA delegation will visit Hangzhou and Shanghai, and return to Luanda on the 26 March.

China has been one of the main partners of national reconstruction in Angola, by granting loans for reconstruction projects, particularly of the railways and other infrastructure, and is also a major customer of Angolan oil. (macauhub/AO/CN)