14 November 2012

Angola: UK Wants to Support Institutionalisation of Local Power

Luanda — United Kingdom wants to support the institutionalisation of the local power in the Republic of Angola set for 2014, under the friendship and co-operation relations between the two countries, in various domains, Angop has learnt.

This was said to Angop on Wednesday by the UK minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, when speaking to journalists, at the end of an audience with the Angola's Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Rosa Micolo.

The diplomat also said that the meeting served to debate the possibility for the United Kingdom contributes to the strengthening of the relations within the Angolan government, National Assembly and local power, in order to reinforce the institutional capacity.

"We are ready to co-operate with Angola in order to reinforce the institutions, taking into account that this country is an important strategic partner, due to its potentialities", he said.

On her turn, the Angolan official said that the meeting aimed at reinforcing the existing friendship and co-operation relations between the two countries.

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