China to engage in infrastructure development in Mozambique: Premier Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday that China is willing to participate in Mozambique’s infrastructure development and the operation of roads, ports and natural gas pipelines.

“China hopes to link the Belt and Road Initiative with Mozambique’s development strategy,” Li said when meeting with his Mozambican counterpart Carlos Agostinho do Rosario.

Li called on both countries to take advantage of their profound friendship, mutual political trust and economic complementarity to upgrade their practical cooperation.

Mozambique's Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario
Mozambique’s Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario

“The Chinese government supports domestic businesses to invest in Mozambique in line with market rules and commercial principles in order to help translate Mozambique’s resource advantages into development advantages and lay a solid foundation for self-development and sustainable development,” Li said.

Carlos Agostinho do Rosario thanked China for helping it achieve self-development, expressing a desire to enhance cooperation with China in infrastructure, energy, agriculture, tourism and human resources training.

The Mozambican prime minister is in Macao for the opening ceremony of the fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries on Tuesday.

Source: Global Times