Government denies it asked China for debt repayment freeze

"Various media agencies have reported that the President of Angola asked for a moratorium on repayment of debt to Chinese entities. These reports are incorrect," the Angolan finance ministry said in a statement seen by Reuters on Friday.

Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos (L) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Wang Zhao/Pool

Angola's finance ministry has denied a June 11 state media report that said President Eduardo dos Santos asked China for a two-year moratorium on debt repayments during a state visit to Beijing this month.

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