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Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallChinese Premier Li Keqiang (front L) is greeted by Angola Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente (front R) upon his arrival in Luanda, Angola, May 8, 2014. [Photo/Xinhua] LUANDA – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Thursday for a visit aimed at further enhancing the strategic partnership between China and Angola.Noting that Angola is an example of the fast growing African continent and an important cooperation partner of China in southwest Africa, the Chinese premier said he is looking forward to an in-depth exchange of views with Angolan leaders on bilateral issues and matters of common concern.”China would like to expand and enrich its cooperation with Angola on the basis of existing achievements, so as to inject fresh impetus into the development of bilateral ties,” he said.During his stay, Li is scheduled to meet with Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and hold a seminar with Chinese companies and overseas Chinese, according to the Foreign Ministry of China.A number of agreements are expected to be signed between the two countries, their enterprises and financial institutions during Lis visit, Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said.”The signing of those agreements will be the biggest highlight of the visit,” he said.Gao did not disclose the financial details of the agreements, but said the documents will cover areas of medical science, hydro-power, agriculture and peoples livelihoods.”Angola is the third stop of Premier Lis Africa tour. The visit is of great significance in comprehensively improving China-Africa strategic partnership and consolidating the solidarity and cooperation among developing countries,” he said.Internal conflict and political instability had ravaged the country for years. Since the end of a civil war in 2002, Angolas economy has been growing rapidly thanks to the resumption of oil exploitation and massive reconstruction programs.China has participated actively in Angolas post-war reconstruction and played a major role in building and repairing the countrys poor infrastructure, including highways, railways, power plants and harbors.In 2013, trade between the two countries reached 36 billion U.S. dollars. By the end of 2013, Chinas accumulative investment in Angola had exceeded eight billion dollars. Angola has become Chinas second largest trading partner in Africa.Basilio Cassomo, an economic adviser to the Angolan president, said in an interview with Xinhua that Angola appreciates Chinas contribution to the reconstruction of his country.Angola is currently trying to diversify its oil-dependent economy, and Lis visit will usher in a new era in bilateral cooperation and inject new vigor and vitality into the two countries strategic partnership, he said.Angola is the third leg of Lis four-nation Africa tour, which has already taken him to Ethiopia and Nigeria. He will then travel to Kenya.Related stories:Li delivers high-speed rail vow to AfricaChina, Nigeria to further deepen political tiesChina to aid Africa without preconditions: LiPrevious Page1 2 3 4 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 Next Page8.03KRelated StoriesChina filled Wests void in Africa 2014-04-20 08:00Africa on solid growth course in 2014, risks remain 2014-04-07 23:25SchedulePremier Li Keqiang will visit Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya from May 4 to 11, the first time for him to visit Africa since he takes office.Background8 major aid projects by China in AfricaBasic facts about African UnionBasic facts about EthiopiaChronology of China-Africa relationsLis first visit this yearBig TalkBest time to do business, says old Africa handThe merits of migration flowsMoreFeatureTop 10 richest countries in AfricaOn Africa, all you believe is wrongMoreOpinionLi opens up new vistas in African tiesSetting in train Africas railwaysReading Africas train of thoughtsEU should work with China on AfricaTime to enhance protection of legitimate rights of Chinese abroadMorePrevious VisitsPremier Lis Euro-Asia tripPremier Li attends East Asia leaders meetingsMore…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 20100000002731