27 February 2013

Angola and Uruguay Sign Visa Suppression Accord

Luanda — Angola and Uruguay signed on Tuesday in Luanda accords on visa suppression in diplomatic, official and service passports, as well as in the domain of arts and culture at the end of the talks between the delegations of the two countries.

The agreement was signed by the Angolan and Uruguayan Foreign Affairs Minister, Georges Chikoti and Luís Almagro Lemes, respectively, under the three-day visit paid by the Latin American official to the country.

Speaking to the press, Georges Chikoti valorised the signing of the accord on visas suppression, saying that it is the reflection of the relation pace that Angola wants to establish with Uruguay, enabling the circulation of certain personalities, so as to contribute to the re-launching of political and socio-economic cooperation, as well as the ties of brotherhood between the people of both countries.

He said that the talks were topped by the willingness of establishing cooperation in farming sector, taking into account the Uruguayan potentialities in this field.

According to him, the existing accords will be re-activated so as to consolidate some aspects such as dairy production in Angola.

The minister believes in the creation of joint ventures that will permit the participation of entrepreneurs from the two countries in order to re-launch this important sector, focusing the agriculture in Angola on industry and make the rural areas produce goods that may be developed in the economy.

Georges Chikoti informed that both delegations also analysed the creation in Angola of the light and food industry.

On his turn, the Uruguayan minister said that his country is interested to buy the Angolan oil, disclosing that negotiations are already being finalised between the oil companies of both countries so that this goal may be achieved.

Regarding the agriculture sector, the Uruguayan official said that there are already contacts between the Ministries of Agriculture and farming research institute of both states, considering necessary to give them relevant contents for social and productive development in Angola with impact on Uruguay.

Luís Almagro revealed that his country is interested to help Angola in the basic sanitation aspect, supplying of drinking water and power, betterment of mail services operation and creation of small and medium industries.

During his stay in Angola, the Uruguayan minister met with the Oil Minister, Botelho de Vasconcelos, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Pedro Canga, as well as he participated in Angola/Uruguay Business Forum.

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