5 June 2012

Angola: Local Ambassador Accredited to Peru

Lima — The Peru president, Ollanta Humala, Monday in Lima accredited Nelson Cosme as Angolan extraordinary and plenipotentiary non-resident ambassador to his country, Angop learned.

This was during a ceremony witnessed by the local acting Foreign minister, Emma Patrícia O'Brien.

On the occasion, the Angolan diplomat exchanged views with president Ollanta Humala on the situation prevailing in Angola and on the axis of priority bilateral cooperation that are mining, energy, commerce and higher education.

The president was touched by the interest showed by Angola to have the political and economic relations between the two countries reinforced.

According to ambassador Nelson Cosme's agenda, he will meet with the local minister of Education, representatives of energy and hydro-carbon companies and directors of geopolitical areas of the Foreign Ministry, with stress to those of Africa and Middle East, consular services, international cooperation and economic affairs.

Meanwhile, ambassador Nelson Cosme, his wife and the delegation accompanying him were the guests to a lunch hosted by the local Foreign minister, José Veraun.

On the occasion, the Peruvian deputy Foreign minister stressed the importance for his country of reinforced cooperation with Angola, mentioning the need for regular political consultations and setting up of a joint bilateral commission.

Angola and Peru set up diplomatic relations on 6 September 1985, having the former exported oil estimated at more than Usd 600 million and imported from the latter a wide range of manufactured goods estimated at Usd 2.0 million.

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