26 February 2013

Angolan and Serbian Relations At Good Phase of Reinforcement

The relations between Angola and Serbia were strengthened and currently the two countries are venturing a cooperation in various domains with emphasis on the economic, defence and security fields.

This was said by the Angolan Defence Minister, Cândido Pereira Van-Dúnem, when addressing the opening of talks between the ministerial delegations of both countries, which started on Monday in Luanda.

"Globalisation demands the domain of knowledge and acceleration of technological development, therefore both states are consolidating their relations, through the permanent interchange and concert ", he said.

To him, it is needed to outline effective strategies so that both countries may resolve their multiple problems, mainly in the domains of defence and armed forces.

"I am convinced that matters of strengthening our relations (defence and armed forces) may be an object of greater attention by both countries, having into account our expectations ", said the minister.

In the talks that started on Monday, the delegations are being led by the respective ministers, Cândido Van-Dúnem (Angola) and Aleksander Vucic (Serbia) and are taking place in closed door at the premises of the Angolan Ministry of Defence.

Angop learnt that both delegations discussed aspects related to various common projects, such as the financing by Serbian side for the construction in Luanda of a new military hospital, medical logistic network, medicines factory, rehabilitation of Lubango city's air base (Huíla), as well as the training of military manpower at short, medium and long term.

Still on Monday, Aleksander Vucic and his delegation visited the Luanda's Military Higher Education Hospital.

On Tuesday, the Serbians are visiting the 101st tank brigade of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), monument in memory of Kifangondo battle heroes, where the new military hospital will be built.

On the occasion, the cornerstone for the construction of the referred undertaking, which is financed by the Serbian government, will be laid this Tuesday.

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