The Angolan Foreign minister, Georges Chikoti, expressed in Pretoria, South Africa, his satisfaction with the trend of the cooperation between the two countries, at a time the latter is hosting one more session of the Joint Bilateral Commission.
Georges Chikoti was speaking after a meeting between the ministerial delegation with technicians who are working on the preparation of the meeting.
He stated that the two countries have an extremely important cooperation and hold periodical assessment sessions.
The Foreign minister said he has the impression that there is a great work that has been done by South Africa.
He added that within the framework of the Joint Bilateral Commission, South Africa has proposed to Angola the suppression of visa on ordinary passports.
"We have a very large number of people who come to South Africa, that is 30 to 50,000 people every months, against about 1,500 South African citizens who go to Angola within equal period," he explained.
For this reason, he added, "this is a factor that will make us think over this issue, but the event will serve to discuss the safety of some Angolan citizens who have been the target of robberies in South Africa."
Regarding this, the Foreign minister stated that the South African Government responded promptly by creating a commission to explain that the robberies were not aimed at the Angolans alone but at foreigners in general.
On the other hand, the diplomat stated that the meeting will also discuss the offer by South Africa to participate in the reconstruction of Angola, especially in the domain of transports and construction of infrastructures.
In this regard, the minister said he believes that Angola and South Africa have a long journey to travel.
The Angolan delegation includes the ministers of Interior, Ângelo Veigas, Former Combatants, Kundy Paihama, Social Communication, Luís de Matos, Youth and Sports, Gonçalves Muandumba, and Science and Technology, Cândida Teixeira.