13 August 2012

Angola: Nation/DRC Joint Commission Announced

Luanda — An Angola/Democratic Republic of Congo Joint Commission will be set up soon to analyse existing bilateral cooperation and other matters.

This was announced to Angop on Monday in Luanda by Angolan Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti, at the end of an audience he granted to DRC vice minister for Cooperation and Foreign Affairs, Dismas Magbeng h Monzia.

As to the oil exploration at the border between Angola and DRC, Georges Chikoti said the two countries have agreed to set up a team for the purpose.

He informed that the Government of DRC has raised the issue at the level of the Sea Law Commission at the United Nations and Angola is preparing a response.

In his turn, the DRC vice minister considered very important the support Angola has been providing for the end of the armed conflict in his country's eastern region.

Dismas Magbeng Monzia expressed satisfaction with the new developments in the resolution of the situation on the ground, in which Angola has been playing a relevant role.

"Angola has taken an active part in the works and this attitude deserves a deep gratitude on our side," stressed the diplomat.

The meeting between minister Georges Chikoti and DRC vice minister Dismas Magbeng Monzia follows the second Extraordinary Session of the Council of Ministers of the Gulf of Guinea Commission, held over the weekend in Luanda.

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