|Xi Jinping Has a Phone Call with Angolan President Joao Lourenco|
On the evening of September 25, 2020, President Xi Jinping had a phone call with Angolan President Joao Lourenco.
Xi Jinping pointed out, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese and Angolan governments effectively controlled the spread of the virus by taking resolute and decisive measures based on the principles of putting people first and putting life first. Both sides have supported and helped each other, and the nationals of the two countries in each other's countries have been well taken care of. The Chinese side is willing to continue providing assistance for Angola to the best of its ability and will send an anti-epidemic medical expert group to Angola in the near future. The Chinese side is willing to give priority to sharing with African countries after its vaccine research and development is successful and put into use.
Xi Jinping stressed, Angola is an important cooperative partner of China in Africa. China and Angola are good brothers and partners of sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith. The Chinese side supports the Angolan side in independently exploring a development path suited to its national conditions and stands ready to work with Angola to steer the direction of bilateral relations and take the China-Angola strategic partnership to a higher level. The economies of the two countries are highly complementary. The Chinese side is willing to promote cooperation on the resumption of work and production with the Angolan side on the basis of sound epidemic prevention and control, encourage competent Chinese enterprises to undertake investment cooperation in Angola, promote new development in practical cooperation between the two countries, and boost Angola's economic and social development. The Chinese side is ready to closely coordinate and cooperate with the Angolan side on multilateral occasions and international affairs, jointly safeguard international fairness and justice, and defend multilateralism and the common interests of developing countries.
Joao Lourenco wished the Chinese people a happy National Day holiday. He said, China is the only major country that has put the epidemic under effective control in a short span of time. The Angolan side thanks the Chinese side for providing assistance for Angola and other African countries in the fight against the pandemic, and expects to strengthen cooperation with the Chinese side in areas such as vaccines. Attaching great importance to the high-level relationship and profound friendship with China, the Angolan side firmly supports the Chinese side's position on issues concerning its core interests and welcomes more investment from Chinese enterprises in Angola and broader bilateral cooperation in such fields as economy and trade. The Angolan side is willing to strengthen mutual support with the Chinese side in international affairs and jointly safeguard international fairness and justice.