China gives assurances it is fully available to support Angola’s economy

14 December 2016

China’s president Xi Jinping assured his Angolan counterpart that China would continue to support the Angolan economy’s development programme, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

In a letter delivered by the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Cui Aimin, to president José Eduardo dos Santos during a meeting held in Luanda, the Chinese President restated China’s “continuous and steady support” for Angola’s development.

The Chinese diplomat revealed that the letter delivered to President Eduardo dos Santos is a response to a letter sent by the Angolan Head of State to President Xi referring noting the importance of strengthening bilateral relations for Angola’s economic development.

“The economic difficulties currently affecting Angola, will not influence the relations between the two countries and we will continue to have full confidence in the Angolan government,” said Cui Aimin.

“We continue to have great confidence in relations with Angola, with which we are in a higher phase relationship following the China-Angola investment forum, which has improved contacts and communication between the two peoples and governments,” the diplomat said.

Angola and China have a strategic partnership agreement in the sectors of trade, industry, agriculture, transport, communications, health, education and information technology.

Since 2004 China has financed projects in Angola estimated at US$15 billion. (macauhub)