China and Benin signed on Monday in Cotonou, the capital of Benin, a pact on economic and technological cooperation, said the Chinese Embassy in Cotonou and the Benin Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.
Chinese Ambassador to Benin Geng Wenbin and Benin's Minister ofForeign Affairs Jean Marie Ehouzou signed the pact on behalf of each other's government.
According to the pact, China will provide Benin with 40 million yuan of Renminbi (5.98 million U.S. dollars) worth of aid.
The Chinese side will help build a fly-over bridge at Cotonou. The project was inaugurated by Benin President Yayi Boni on Tuesday.
(Xinhua News Agency December 31, 2008)