9 January 2013

Angola: Maldives Reiterates Intention to Strengthen Ties With Nation

Luanda — The Parliament Speaker of Maldives Abdulla Shahid Wednesday in Luanda reiterated his country's desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Angola.

Abdulla Shahid was speaking to the press at Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport after three-day visit to Angola, as part of a tour of some African countries.

The visiting Maldives official expressed his satisfaction at coming to Angola and having met with President José Eduardo dos Santos, to whom he conveyed the message from his people and the head of State.

Maldives speaker, who left Luanda, bound for Windhoek (Namibia), recalled that President Eduardo dos Santos isn't a stranger person to his country, as he has already visited the Maldives when he was Foreign Minister of Angola.

According to him, the meeting with the President addressed issues contributing to boosting bilateral cooperation, which is further enhanced with this first visit by a high dignitary of the Maldives in the country, he said.

"I am leaving Angola with good impressions and I am bearing the greetings from the people of Angola to the Maldives," he said, admitting to have been impressed with the determination of people of Angola toward improving the living standards.

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