7 June 2012

São Tomé and Príncipe: Govt and Sao Tome and Principe Presidents Discuss Cooperation

Luanda — The Presidents of the Republic of Angola, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, received Thursday, in Luanda, his counterpart from Sao Tome and Principe, Manuel Pinto da Costa, who arrived Wednesday, in Luanda, for a 24-hour visit.

At the end of the meeting no statements were given, but it is assumed that the bilateral relations and international situation, with particular emphasis on the African region, have dominated the talks.

This is the second coming of Manuel Pinto da Costa in Angola during the current year. The first trip took place between January 30 and February 1.

Sao Tome and Principe is an island state located in the Gulf of Guinea, consisting of two main islands (Sao Tome and Principe Island) and several islets, totalling 1001 square kilometres, with about 160,000 inhabitants.

It is located relatively near the coast of Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Angola and Sao Tome and Principe, it should be noted, are part of common regional organizations, such as African Portuguese-speaking Community (PALOP), the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP), the Gulf of Guinea Commission and the Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS).

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