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China-Angola announce comprehensive strategic partnership


Beijing, 16 March 2024 (TDI): Chinese President Xi Jinping met with the President of the Republic of Angola, Joao Lourenco, on Friday who is on a state visit to China. Both heads of state announced to elevate the bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. 

President Xi’s remarks on bilateral relations

While noting that last year both countries jointly celebrated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, Xi said that the relations between the two countries have stood the test of international vicissitudes and benefitted the two peoples.  

Furthermore, Xi added that China- Angola cooperation is South-South cooperation and cooperation between developing countries, which is about mutual help between good friends, reciprocity and win-win cooperation. 

Moreover, the Chinese President noted that in a world that is undergoing both transformation and upheaval, the two sides should continue their traditional friendship, strengthen solidarity and cooperation, firmly support each other, and achieve common development. 

China supports Angola in safeguarding its national sovereignty, security and development interests, exploring a modernization path suited to its national conditions, and realizing national development and revitalization. 

China is also willing to strengthen exchanges of governance experience with Angola, upgrade bilateral strategic relations, and jointly promote the modernization process of each country. 

Besides, Xi stressed that he cooperation between China and Angola enjoys a sound foundation, large scale and high complementarity, endowed with huge potential and bright prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation. 

The two sides should advance high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, synergize their development strategies, and improve the quality and effectiveness of their pragmatic cooperation. 

In addition, Xi underscored that China is ready to work with the Angolan side to implement key infrastructure projects, support competent Chinese enterprises to carry out various forms of cooperation in Angola. 

Also to help the country advance agricultural modernization, industrialization, and economic diversification. It is hoped that Angola will take more effective measures to ensure the legitimate rights, interests and safety of Chinese citizens and enterprises. 

Xi welcomed Angola to introduce more quality products to China through platforms such as the China International Import Expo and China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo. 

Statement by President of Angola

President of the Republic of Angola, Joao Lourenco, said that China’s support and cooperation have greatly promoted Angola’s infrastructure construction and economic and social development, setting a good example of mutually beneficial cooperation. 

Moreover, the Angolan side welcomes more Chinese enterprises to invest in Angola to help its national development and revitalization. Besides, Angola firmly adheres to the one-China principle and holds that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. 

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The two Presidents witnessed the signing of several bilateral cooperation documents regarding the Belt and Road cooperation plan, economy and trade, agriculture, green development, and other fields, 

A joint statement was issued by both sides confirming the establishment of a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between People’s Republic of China and Republic of Angola. 

Before the talks, President Xi hosted a welcome ceremony for the Angolan President at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul
Abdul Momin Rasul is pursuing BS International Relations from the National University of Modern Languages (NUML). The arenas of diplomacy and foreign policy intrigue him to delve deep into analyzing the broader scenario of global affairs. Besides, the author is also exploring the field of media and journalism.

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