13 November 2012

Angola: Ambassador Highlights Development Phase of Angola

Luanda — The Angolan extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to South Korea, Albino Malungo, has stressed in Seoul that the celebrations of the 37th anniversary of National Independence happens in a propitious period for sustainable development.

For the ambassador, this fact is witnessed on the latest consolidation of the democratic process, reflected in the general

elections of this year, which were held in an atmosphere of civility and peace which demonstrated the political maturity of thepeople.

In a speech made at the official reception organised in Seoul, Albino Malungo, stressed that the Angolan government's priority is to preserve the stability, based on the strengthening of democracy, where freedom of speech, equal opportunities and social justice are interconnected with multidisciplinary programs.

The head of the diplomatic mission in South Korea reminded the fact that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has given emphasis to the implementation programme of reforms to improve the management, organisation and control of public finances, as well as the stimulation of more rigour in the compliance with principles of good governance and transparency in the management of public affairs.

This year, Angola and South Korea celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, so ambassador Albino Malungo said that all efforts are focused on adopting of bilateral instruments that strengthen the legal framework of the existing cooperation, especially the Agreement on Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments.

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