18 February 2013

Angola: Brazilian Defence Minister in Luanda

Luanda — The State Defence Minister of Brazil, Celso Luís Nunes Amorim, arrived on Monday's dawn in Luanda, in order to pay a 48-hour official working visit to Angola, under the reinforcement of the bilateral and friendship cooperation between the two countries.

During his arrival, Celso Amorim received welcoming greetings from the Angolan State Secretary for National Defence and Brazilian ambassador to Angola, Gaspar Santos Rufino and Ana Petersen, respectively.

According to his agenda that reached Angop on Sunday, the Brazilian official is going to meet this Monday his Angolan counterpart, Cândido Van-Dúnem.

Still on Monday, the Brazilian official 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.

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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