19 February 2013

Angola: Diplomats Deliver Copies of Credentials

Luanda — The ambassadors of Zambia, Barbara Chilangwa, Hungary, Zsolt Maris, Australia, John Wilson, United Arab Emirates, Hamad Hareb Alhabsi, Azerbaijan, Elkhan Oglu Polukhov and Thailand, Nonsiri Buranasiri, Tuesday in Luanda handed over the copies of their credentials to the Angolan Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti.

The move allowed the diplomats, with non-resident ambassador status, except for Zambia, to take the first step towards their accreditation and start mission in Angola.

Speaking to the press, at the end of the audience, the ambassador of Thailand, Nonsiri Buranasiri, expressed his country's availability to strengthen cooperation with Angola in the fields of agriculture and tourism.

In his turn, the Zambian diplomat Barbara Chilangwa noted that the main challenge is to contribute to the increase of trade exchange between the two countries, with stress to the road connection.

While Zsolt Maris, Hungary's diplomat, stressed the excellent relations between the two countries.

He pledged to promote strategies of cooperation in the sectors of energy, health, education.

John Wilson (Australia), spoke of the existence of various contacts between Angola and his country back dating to long years ago, but whose goal is to strengthen them.

Hamad Hareb Alhabsi (United Arab Emirates) said that during his mission he will strengthen the good relations between the two countries.

The last diplomat to deliver the copy of credentials was Elkhan Oglu Polukhov, from Azerbaijan, who expressed the need to consolidate and strengthen the ties between the two countries.

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