President of Angola meets with Chinese counterpart

31 August 2018

Angolan President João Lourenço is due on Sunday to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Beijing, the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) said in a statement.


Lourenço heads the Angolan high-level delegation to participate in the 3rd Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which will take place in the Chinese capital on 3 and 4 September.


According to Angolan news agency Angop, which quotes the MRE statement, Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto is taking part on Monday in the opening ceremony of the High Level Dialogue between Chinese and African leaders.


On the same day, Augusto will attend the sixth conference of business people from China and Africa, taking place at the local National Convention Centre, on the sidelines of FOCAC.


The China-Africa summit is a platform for consultations and dialogue, intended to strengthen consensus and deepen relations.


The first FOCAC was held in Beijing in 2006 and the second in South Africa in 2015. (macauhub)