13 December 2012

Angola: Austrian Diplomat Stresses Bilateral Cooperation Ties With Nation

The ambassador of Austria to Angola Martin Gartner, Thursday in Luanda considered positive his three-day mission in the country because it allowed to re-launch the existing bilateral cooperation relations between the two States.

The diplomat who was speaking to Angop at Airport said that his assessment is based on the meeting he held with key government officials.

The ambassador met, among others, with vice-president of the Republic, Manuel Vicente, State secretary of Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto and Health minister, José Van-Dúnem.

Resident in South Africa, the Austrian ambassador said that the visit was very successful for the two sides.

He stressed that despite short time, the audiences were useful, as they focussed on the issues related to the negotiated projects and it was possible to discuss the coming steps leading to the practical actions.

The diplomat also said that during the meeting it was analysed the new ideas and sectors to start bilateral cooperation between the two countries, including the fields of renewable energy and preventive maintenance health.

As for the talk with Health minister José Van-Dúnem, the ambassador said that it was topped by the funding of the new paediatric hospital of the central Huambo province and the two municipal health units in Saurimo (Lunda Sul) and Namibe.

Whereas, the meeting with State secretary for Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto, the diplomat said to have approached the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the political and diplomatic fields.

Angola and Austria enjoy normal cooperation relations, special in the domains of politics, diplomacy, transport, education and health.

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