– The Angolan youth are friends of China and represent the future of the friendship of the two countries, said the Chinese ambassador to Angola, Gong Tao, speaking at a forum held here on Wednesday so that the youth can talk with foreign diplomats .
“The Chinese Embassy is always ready to promote interpersonal and cultural exchanges,” Gong said at the Second International Youth Forum with Embassies in Luanda, the capital of Angola.
The Chinese diplomat said there are now nearly 300 Angolan students attending Chinese universities, and China has awarded more than 150 scholarships to students in Angola in the past five years, adding that a batch of Angolan students whose studies were interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic had returned to China to continue his studies last month.
China will strengthen “strategic alignment” with Angola for practical bilateral cooperation in various fields, including human resource training and youth employment, and work with Angola to promote economic diversification and achieve sustainable development goals, Gong said. ■