On January 12, 2023, President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages with Angolan President João Lourenço to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Xi Jinping noted that over the past 40 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, China and Angola have always been sincere and friendly towards each other, worked hand in hand, and rendered mutual understanding and support on issues concerning each other's core interests and major concerns. At present, China-Angola relations enjoy a sound momentum of development, and bilateral cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful outcomes, bringing tangible benefits to the people of the two countries. Xi said he attaches great importance to the development of China-Angola relations, and stands ready to work with President Lourenço to take the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries as an opportunity to deepen political mutual trust, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation, and enhance people-to-people friendship, so as to write a new chapter in the robust development of the China-Angola strategic partnership.
Lourenço said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Angola-China relations have seen continuous development, and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields has scored major achievements with satisfying results. Both countries agree with each other on many international issues. Angola is ready to strengthen friendly and cooperative relations with China, build a shared and win-win future, and achieve common progress, prosperity and development, so as to better benefit the people of the two countries.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.