Belgrade — The Angolan National Defence minister, Cândido Van-dúnem, said in Belgrade, Serbia, there is possibility for implementation of projects between the two countries in the construction of infrastructures for the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).
Speaking at a ceremony in the official residence of the Republic of Angola in Serbia, Cândido Van-dúnem said that "We have come to this country to sign a cooperation accord in the domain of defence and, at the same time, analyse with the Serbian authorities the conditions for implementation of projects (...) of need of our Armed Forces with a view to the construction of infrastructures: military hospital, a line of manufacture of medicines and rehabilitation of the Lubango Air Base.
"Naturally, these projects are part of the relaunch of cooperation between Angola and Serbia supported by a traditional relation of friendship and cooperation that dates back to the times of the ex-Jugoslavia, with which Angola always had a profitable relation based on the political framework, on the domain of training, as well on other commitments of economic nature," he added.
The minister also informed that the talks give guarantees that these projects could, with the safeguard of the reciprocal interests of the two states, be implemented soon, in a perspective on which the reciprocity of advantages and safeguard of the common interests are the basis.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday this week, the Angolan National Defence minister was received in audience by the Serbian prime minister.
He also visited the Military Academy of Medicine, the Kalemegdan Fortress, the Military Museum, the permanent pavilion of armament and military equipment and witnessed a demonstration of the programme of production of Serbian enterprises.
The Angolan delegation also visited Karadjordjevo, a town situated in Backa Palanka, some 125 kilometres of Belgrade, with one of the largest natural reserves of the Balkans, as well as an important resort and monuments that tell the history of the Serbian people.