27 February 2013

Angola: Cooperation Takes Uruguayan Foreign Minister to Presidential Palace

Luanda — Matters relating to bilateral cooperation, predominantly to the commercial sector, topped the talks President Jose Eduardo dos Santos held with Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro Lemes, during an audience Wednesday in Luanda within the framework of his visit to the country.

Addressing the press, the diplomat pointed out as areas to explore in bilateral ties, oil imports from Angola, while for the country, he proposes to export rice, beef, fish and industrial products, primarily pharmaceuticals.

"We talked about the possibility of expanding rural development projects, taking into account the experience of Uruguay in this field", said Luis Almagro Lemes.

For the achievement of this intention, he announced the coming to Angola, shortly, of an official for the Uruguayan Rural Program of the National Institute of Milk and the Director of the Uruguayan industry, who will hold contacts with national authorities in the respective sectors.

The agenda of the minister, whose visit ends on Thursday, also provides for meetings with the ministers of Oil, Botelho de Vasconcelos, and Agriculture and Rural Development, Pedro Canga, besides participating in the Angola/Uruguay Business Forum.

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