12 November 2012

Angola: Egypt Wants to Reinforce Relations With Angola

Photo: Al Jazeera
Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first elected President.

Cairo — Egypt intends to strengthen cooperation relations with Angola in various domains.

This was said to Angop on Sunday by Abd El Aziz El-sherif, Egyptian president's special envoy, during an audience granted by the Angolan extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Egypt, António Fernando da Costa, in the ambit of the November 11 date (Angola's Independence Day).

"President Mohamed Morsi wants to reinforced the cooperation relations between the two countries in various domains", said the special envoy who also seized the occasion to congratulate the Angolans on the celebrations of the 37th anniversary of the national independence.

On His turn, António da Costa Fernandes said that the meeting served for the government of Egypt to congratulate President José Eduardo dos Santos, in particular, and Angolan people, in general, on the festivities of the 37th anniversary of the national independence.

Besides Egypt, António da Costa Fernandes, extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador, also represents Angola in Syria, Iran, Oman, Libya, Jordania and Bahrain.

Angola and Egypt have a relationship dating back to 1976, year in which the Arab country opened its diplomatic office in Angola.

Under the celebrations of the national independence, the Angolan embassy in Egypt held a range of activities such as an exhibition on tourist sites of Angola, a socialization dinner and a music show with the participation of the Angolan singer Selda.

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