China finances construction of research and training centres in Angola

31 August 2016

A centre for agricultural research and another for professional training, the latter in Huambo, will be built in Angola with financial support from China, said Tuesday in Luanda the secretary of State for Cooperation.

Angela Bragança made the announcement after signing a protocol for sending a fourth Chinese medical team “in order to contribute to the improvement of the health system of Angola”, with the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Cui Aimin, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The Secretary of State, after mentioning the existing strategic relationship between the two countries, stressed that the bilateral relationship had reached a high point in 2015 with the visit of the President of Angola to China, during which the two countries signed cooperation and financing agreements, among others.

The Secretary of State for Cooperation also mentioned the Chinese authorities are involved in supplying equipment and medicines as well as training staff for the Luanda General Hospital, which was built with funding from China.

The Chinese ambassador said, in turn, that sending of the fourth medical team “is gift from China” and announced that his country will make a second medical equipment donation to Angola, worth 6.5 million yuan (US$970,000). (macauhub/AO/CN)