The Chinese Embassy in Bissau has given the Guinean Foreign Ministry 11 motor vehicles, O Democrata reports.
The Guinean newspaper quotes Guinean Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa as saying the gift shows Sino-Guinean cooperation remains close, one aspect being considerable Chinese support for the Guinean infrastructure drive.
The report quotes Ms Barbosa as saying the construction of a highway connecting Safim to the international airport in Bissau is among the projects China is undertaking in Guinea-Bissau or has shown interest in backing.
The report quotes Chinese Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau Guo Ce as saying the gift of the vehicles reflects Sino-Guinean friendship.
Guinean diplomacy has gained momentum since Ms Barbosa took charge, and the gift is meant to support her efforts, O Democrata quotes the ambassador as saying when the vehicles were turned over on Tuesday.
(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):