Luanda — The Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, received today, Friday, in Luanda, the credentials from the ambassadors of Thailand Nonsiri Buranwasiri, UAE, Amdo Hareb Alhabsia as well as from the republics of Azerbaijan, Elckhan Oglukhov, Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohamed Paraji, and Bangladesh, Tovhid Hossain.
The credentials that enable diplomats to carry out the tasks in Angola were delivered in separate ceremonies held in the Grand Hall of the Presidential Palace, in the Upper Town.
At the end of each ceremony, attended by the President's advisers and senior officials of the Foreign Ministry, the statesman met separately with the ambassadors accredited.
Upon delivery of the copy of the credentials to the Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti, Iran's ambassador expressed the desire to increase cooperation with Angola, mainly in the economic and trade.
Speaking to journalists, Mohamed Faraji said that his country will focus on cooperation in the oil sector, especially in the concertation of positions in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), of which the two states are members.
He said that his country also intends to cooperate in education, health, technology and construction, seeking the transmission of vast experience who has these parts. He stressed that Iran has many plans for Angola, advancing, so the idea of setting up a joint committee to facilitate this cooperative process.
Meanwhile, ambassador of Bangladesh, Touhid Hossain, informed that his country intends to export fabric to Angola, a raw material that nation markets worldwide. He added that Bangladesh will also help Angola in the manufacture of boats, given the experience we have in this area.