Angola: Nation, Maldives Define Parliamentary Cooperation

Luanda — Angola and Maldives Tuesday in Luanda defined the paths to embark on fruitful and mutually advantageous parliamentary cooperation.

This was during a meeting between the two countries speakers, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos and Abdulla Shahid, respectively.

Under his visiting agenda to Angola, started Monday, the Maldivian parliamentary leader was received by his Angolan counterpart Parliament headquarters.

Speaking to the press, Abdulla Shahid said he discussed with Fernando da Piedade dos Santos aspects related to the cooperation between the two legislative houses, and concluded that the objectives are the same judging by similar challenges facing the two countries.

He said that it was agreed that the goal of both is to improve the living conditions of the populations of the two countries, adding that the political programmes and socio-economic development must be addressed at parliamentary level.

As for the signing of a cooperation protocol, Abdulla Shahid said that the parties have not agreed yet on the issue, but they decided to initially exchange parliamentary delegation visits to share experience in the different areas of operation.

To better understand the functioning of the Angolan parliament, Abdulaa Shahid met with the leaders of the parliamentary groups having discussed the operation and formation of their institutions.

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