ANGOLAN MEDIA MINISTER MEETS CHINESE MEDIA OFFICIALS IN BEIJING

Senior officials from Angola and China have held discussions here on various aspects related to bilateral co-operation in various media sectors.

The meeting was between an Angolan delegation led by Minister of Social Communication Jose Luis de Matos and Chinese media officials led by Vice-Minister of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, Tong Gang.

The Angolan Embassy in Beijing said in a statement Thursday that the Angolan officials were in Beijing to attend the 6th Africa Digital TV Development Seminar and the 3rd China-Africa Media Co-operation Forum held here earlier this week.

The Angolan Minister on Wednesday also called on a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of Chinese Communist Party, Liu Yunshan, along with the other heads of African delegations to the Forum.

The meeting reviewed general aspects of Sino-African diplomatic relations, that date back 60 years ago, and, in particular, China-Africa co-operation in media field.

The participants highlighted the Sino-African relationship raised to a comprehensive strategic co-operation level during the visit of President Xi Jinping to the continent last December.

According to the Chinese official, despite the global economic slowdown, China will fulfill its 2015 pledges to invest and help Africa.

The 3rd Sino-Africa Forum on Media Co-operation held on Tuesday and Wednesday brought together 320 delegates from the sector from China and 44 African countries.

Source: Nam News Network