China’s ambassador to Angola announces new investment cycle

13 February 2019

China intends to start a new investment cycle in Angola to support the country’s economic and social development, said China’s ambassador to Angola, Cui Aimin, in Luanda on Tuesday.

The ambassador, who made a statement after a farewell visit to President João Lourenço at the end of his mission that began in September 2015, pointed out that increasing investment in agriculture and industry is a priority in his country’s cooperation with Angola.

Cui Aimin, cited by Angolan news agency Angop, also said that the US$2 billion credit line announced on the occasion of Lourenço’s visit to China in October 2018 is conditional on the presentation of innovative development projects.

The ambassador recalled that during his time in Angola he had witnessed difficult times in Angola’s economy but added that the recovery process is currently underway.

A civil servant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Cui Aimin was born in February 1965, has a master’s degree in economics, is married and has a son.

His career in the Chinese diplomatic service includes commissions at the Embassy in Ethiopia (1986-1990), the consulates general in Los Angeles (1993-1995) and New York (1999-2001 and 2003-2007) and the Embassy in Angola (2015-2019). (macauhub)