Macau, Macao — 03 April 2012 – The Angolan and Chinese governments are analysing the possibility of exporting a range of Angolan mining products which could lead to an increase in and diversification of trade between the two countries.
Making this announcement here, the Angolan ambassador to China, João Garcia Bires, said Angola was looking into exporting iron and copper ore, among other mining products, and in exchange would receive from China machinery and other instruments useful for progressing with the Angolan development programme, according to a Macauhub News Agency report.
In Macau to take part in the activities of Forum Macau for 2012, the ambassador noted the historical importance of relations between Angola and the People’s Republic of China.
João Garcia Bires welcomed the US$1 billion fund that had been set up to increase relations between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, but noted that it would be a “compliment” and not the basis for relations in Angola’s case.
The ambassador pointed out that as Angola was undergoing reconstruction there was a need for cooperation both with China and with other countries. Luanda would very soon focus its attention on developing agriculture as well.
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