China and Angola announced Saturday that they have decided to establish a strategic partnership to continue shoring up bilateral cooperation.
The leap forward in China-Angola ties came after visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met with Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and held talks with Vice President Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.
Both sides agreed, they said in a joint communique, that China and Angola are strategic cooperation partners, and that boosting their comprehensive collaboration serves the fundamental and long-term interests of both nations.
In line with this understanding, and in order to grasp the opportunities and meet the challenges in the new international landscape, Beijing and Luanda decided to establish a strategic partnership, the document added.
The two sides also expressed satisfaction with the steady improvement of their mutual political trust, the continued expansion of their cooperation in trade, culture and many other fields, and the increasingly close coordination on regional and global affairs.【1】 【2】 【3】