22 May 2013

Angola: Ideological Prejudice Affected Angola/U.S Relations

Luanda — The former Angolan ambassador to the United States of America (USA), José Patrício, stressed Tuesday in Luanda that the relations between both countries in the past were greatly affected by ideological prejudice.

The diplomat made the consideration to the media, during a ceremony to celebrate the 20 years of establishment of diplomatic ties between both countries, in which he was honoured alongside with the first US ambassador to Angola, Edmund DeJarnette, and the Angolan general António de França Ndalu, for their contribution to the strengthening of ties between the two countries.

The diplomat said that the recognition of Angola by the United States of America "was a difficult journey, but challenging and gratifying, however, after these years, there are still some prejudice of the past".

To José Patricio, there is a need to abandon some stereotypes that always affect relationships and also disturb the degree of confidence, because these relationships should be based on mutual trust so that they can be fortified.

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