17 February 2013

Angola: Brazilian Defence Minister Expected in Luanda On Monday

Luanda — The State Defence Minister of Brazil, Celso Luís Nunes Amorim, will on Monday pay a 48-hour official working visit to Angola, under the reinforcement of the bilateral and friendship cooperation between the two countries, Angop learnt on Sunday.

Angop learnt that the delegations of the two countries, led by the respective Defence Ministers Cândido Pereira dos Santos Van-Dúnem (Angola) and Celso Luís Nunes Amorim (Brazil), will on Monday hold official talks so as to check the relations states between the two ministries.

Before the beginning of the talks, the Brazilian minister will be received with military honours in the frontal side of the Ministry of the National Defence, in the presence of his Angolan counterpart and then they will meet in private.

Still on Monday, the Brazilian official and delegation will hold a meeting with the authorities of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) and will visit the Luanda's naval base, which is linked to the Angolan Navy, one of FAA's branches.

On Tuesday, the official talks will end in the morning with the signing of the final document followed by the reading of the press release.

Angola and Brazil have friendship and cooperation relations in various domains since 1975 after the independence, which is the time that the Brazilian government recognized Angola as a sovereign state.

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