13 December 2012

Angola: Nation and Spain Strengthen Cooperation Ties

Luanda — Angola and Spain signed on Wednesday in Luanda a memorandum on the establishment of consultations aimed at institutionalising regular assessment mechanism for bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

The memorandum was signed by the ministers of Foreign Affairs of Angola and Spain, Georges Chikoti and José Manuel Garcia Margallo Y Marrfil, respectively, under the official visit of the latter one to the country on 11-13 December, reads a communiqué reached Angop Thursday.

The parties also signed another memorandum on maritime transport field, under the strengthening and expansion of the existing political relations of cooperation between the two countries.

The memo will define, promote and consolidate the cooperation of the two sides in this field, as well as discussed the accord on the air transport.

The final communiqué stresses that the memorandum was signed by the Angolan minister of Transport, Augusto da Silva Tomás and the minister of Spanish Foment, Ana Pastor, who integrated the delegation.

The visiting delegation also held a courtesy meeting with President, José Eduardo dos Santos, having analysed issues related to the cooperation ties between the two countries.

Meetings with Angolan government officials linked to the ministries of Economy and Finances and CEO Sonangol were also part of the agenda.

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