19 February 2013

Angola and Brazil Sign Military Memo

Luanda — Angola and Brazil signed on Tuesday in Luanda the minute of the official talks between the two countries and the cooperation memorandum of understanding in the health domain for the respective armies, Angop has learnt.

The documents were signed by the Angolan Minister of National Defence, Candido-Van-Dúnem and his colleague of Brazil, Celso Amorim, who is paying since Monday a 48-hour working visit to the country.

Angola has the assistance of Brazil for the creation of the national military industry and the strengthening of the defence industry.

Meanwhile, during the talks the sides assessed the state of the bilateral co-operation, with emphasis on the development of the Angolan military industry, the health of the soldiers and training of military staff, among others.

Celso Amorim, who has already left Luanda for Namibia, was accompanied in this visit by general officers of the branches of the Army, Navy and Air Force and 14 entrepreneurs of the Brazilian military industry.

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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