12 January 2013

Angola: Economic Diplomacy Is One of Dimensions of Angolan Foreign Policy

Luanda — The economic diplomacy is one of the essential dimensions of the actions of the Foreign Ministry (Mirex) for this year, according to Minister Georges Chikoti, when speaking to the press after the meeting of ambassadors held from 9 to 11 of this month to analyze the sector.

The minister stressed that, in this sense, is scheduled to host several forums and seminars, in terms of bilateral cooperation, as well as visits and receiving delegations from countries and entities with which Angola is already cooperating.

The foreign minister also said that the meeting was very satisfactory, since the ambassadors and directors discussed several topics of interest to the sector as well as the position for several problems.

Similarly, he added, it "allowed the presentation of some important proposals that should find a solution in the near future, for the administration and for the relationship with some sectors, such as finance.

On the other hand, he explained that during the event were presented topics related to illegal immigration, financial management and policies related to each of the areas, which will allow them to better carry out the work of the Foreign Ministry during the year 2013.

In turn, the final communiqué of the event refers to, among other matters, the participants discussed the state of the current economic and financial crisis in the euro zone and its implications for cooperation relations with Angola.

On the other hand, it review the situation prevailing in the Americas, particularly the issue of drug trafficking and its negative influence on the stability and security of the region.

During the meeting, it was given a special attention to the active role that Angola plays in regional and international organizations in defense of national interests and for peace, security and stability in the world.

It also discussed the problem of the Angolan Diaspora communities, highlighting the need to pay due attention to them in the overall care of nationals.

They also stressed the need for increased financial means, the training of cadres, improving social conditions and labor, as well as the improvement of the physical, technical and technological conditions.

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