Angola and China will create a joint venture in the military industry with a view to re-equipping and upgrading the infrastructure of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).
The announcement was made by Xu Zhanbin deputy chief of the State Administration for Science, Technology and National Defence Industry of China at the end of the 5th meeting of the Angola-China joint cooperation committee of science, technology and defence industry held on Thursday in Luanda.
Xu Zhanbin recalled that the two countries have cooperated for many years, and since January 1983 started to deepen cooperation in the fields of politics, economics and defence.
At the meeting, the secretary of State for the Resources and Infrastructure of the FAA, Lieutenant-General Afonso Neto, who heads the Angolan delegation to the meeting, asked the Chinese side for “more funding for projects and programmes in the Defence sector.”
According to state newspaper Jornal de Angola, Lieutenant-General Neto also said that, as part of the meeting, projects aimed at training and preparing Angolan personnel in the defence sector will also be implemented. (macauhub)