26 October 2012

Angola: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Discusses Cooperation With Portuguese Ambassador

Luanda — Angola and Portugal intend to deepen cooperation in the field of parliamentary affairs, seeking closer ties between the legislative organs and governments of both countries.

The issue topped the audience that the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Rosa Luis Micolo granted Friday in Luanda to the ambassador of Portugal to Angola, João da Câmara.

At the meeting, the Portuguese diplomat stressed that his country's desire is to cooperate in this field.

João Camara also noted that they analysed the strengthening of cooperation in all areas, especially in relation to the staff training and exchange of experiences.

In her turn, the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs said that she expect from Portugal the establishment of relations basined on mutual respect and fulfilment of what will be defined.

Rosa Micolo recalled that in the context of exchange of experience, technicians from her sector paid recently a visit to the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs of Portugal, during which the Portugal expressed a desire to provide free train to the Angolan staff.

Regarding the challenges of the ministry for the next five years, the Angolan official pointed out the staff training as the priority.

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