21 February 2013

Angola: President Accredits New Ambassadors

Luanda — Angolan Head of State José Eduardo dos Santos received Thursday the credential from the ambassadors of Serbia Dragan Markovic, Russian Federation Dimitria Lubaca, and Zambia Barbara Chilangwa.

During separate ceremonies held in Presidential Palace, the the Angolan Statesman also received the credentials of the ambassadors of Australia and Hungary, respectively John Wilson and Zsolt Maris, both non-resident diplomats.

After the handover ceremony of credentials the diplomats held courtesy meeting with the president.

Attended the ceremony, assistant of President of Republic and senior officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The diplomats have recently delivered copies of credentials to the Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs Georges Chikoti having expressed their availability to work toward strengthened ties.

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.

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