7 February 2013

Angola: São Tomé Ambassador Considers Cooperation Sound

Luanda — Cooperation between Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe has been sound, as a result of the traditional ties of friendship between the two respective peoples.

This was said Thursday in Luanda by the ambassador of São Tome and Principe, Damião Vaz de Almeida.

The diplomat was speaking to journalists after an audience granted to him by the National Assembly (Angolan Parliament) speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, with whom he analysed the state of existing bilateral relations.

"The new Government of São Tomé and Príncipe has decided to elect Angola as strategic partner, which will boost an intense dynamics in our cooperation, in the political, economic, financial and business sectors," said the diplomat.

According to Damião Vaz de Almeida, his country intends to develop a wide portfolio of actions, and is currently testing new areas, in a macroeconomic perspective of cooperation, through great structuring projects.

"São Tomé and Príncipe is moving with a new dynamics in its action toward development. Some projects of bigger dimension are being tested in the areas of construction , business and tourism and Angola is a partner with which we are going to count on for their implementation," he stressed.

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