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A Chinese Perspective on the Proposed U.S.-Backed Lobito Corridor in Angola

Angolan President João Lourenço will meet meet with U.S. President Joe Biden on November 30, 2023 to discuss, among other things, the proposed upgrade of the Lobito Corridor. LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP

Angolan President João Lourenço is scheduled to meet with his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, at the White House on Thursday, where the two are expected to discuss moving forward with the development of the Lobito Corridor.

The U.S. and the European Union have also already pledged at least $250 million to build a new railway that connects Zambia’s Cooperbelt to an existing railway that crosses Angola all the way to the Atlantic port city of Lobito.

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