5 February 2013

Angola, Switzerland Sign Visas Suppression Deal

Luanda — The Angolan and Swiss authorities Swiss signed Tuesday, at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, in Luanda, a protocol of visa suppression on diplomatic and service passports.

The agreement was signed by the minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola, Georges Chikoti, and the Minister of Justice and Police of the Swiss Confederation, Simonetta Samammaruga.

After signing the agreement, the minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola, Georges Chikoti, stressed the importance of it, particularly for the diplomats who regularly travel to Switzerland.

He noted that this is an important country where various international activities are held, such as meetings of the Human Rights Commission.

In her turn, the Swiss official thanked for signing of this accord which also described as being of great importance for both countries.

Samammaruga Simonetta added that it will serve to strengthen relations between the two countries that are already good.

In the country since Sunday to strengthen bilateral cooperation, the Swiss official still keep meetings with officials from the other sectors in the country.

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