29 November 2012

Angola: Turkey Considers Cooperation in Parliamentary Field

Luanda — Parliamentary cooperation between Angola and Turkey were considered Thursday in Luanda during an audience the National Assembly speaker Fernando da Piade Dias dos Santos granted to Turkish ambassador, Hamit Osman Olcay.

Speaking to the press at the end of the audience, the Turkish diplomat mentioned the interest of his country to make the relations between the parliaments of both countries to come true.

He on the occasion said he informed the Angolan Parliament speaker that his country has appointed a Turkey/Angola friendship team comprising twenty MPs tasked with designing the path for the desired cooperation.

On the other hand, Hamit Olcay said he transmitted to Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos the congratulations from his vice president on his recent election to the post of vice president of Angola.

As he said, rather than remaining between the two governments, cooperation should cover the relationship between the parliaments and peoples of both countries.

The diplomat also expressed his country's interest to help Angola to develop, with a focus on such sectors as civil construction, for which a credit line is currently being negotiated.

Hamit Olcay mentioned the fact that trade between Angola and Turkey has doubled this year, now standing at Akz 52 billion.

The Turkey ambassador said that trade between the two countries mainly focuses on the sale of construction materials and industrial machinery.

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