Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Domingos Augusto here Tuesday, pledging to further develop bilateral ties.

Wang said that China is ready to implement consensus reached by leaders of the two countries and strengthen strategic communication with Angola.

He called on the two sides to press ahead pragmatic cooperation on the platform of the Belt & Road and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

The Chinese side will continue to encourage its enterprises and financial institutions to cooperate with the Angolan side, provide assistance within its capability and facilitate the African country’s economic diversification, Wang said.

Augusto, who is visiting China as a Special Envoy of Angolan President Joao Lourenco, appreciated China’s long-term support to Angola’s development and voiced his country’s willingness to continue pragmatic cooperation.