14 February 2014

Angola: Foreign Minister Meets With Congolese Counterpart

The Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs, George Rebelo Chikoti, on Friday morning in Brazzaville, met with his Congolese counterpart, Basile Ikouébé, in the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation (MAEC).

According to a diplomatic source Georges Chikoti is still to be received in an audience by the president of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou-N'Guesso, to whom he will hand over a message from the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos.

The same source has told ANGOP that Georges Chikoti is due back in the country on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the meeting with the Congolese Foreign minister was also witnessed by the Angolan ambassador to the Republic of Congo, Pedro Fernando Mavunza.

The occasion was seized to review matters related to bilateral co-operation, as well as pertinent African issues, such as the situations in the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan.

Georges Chikoti arrived in Congolese capital last Thursday evening, flying from Bangui (CAR) where he was received in an audience by the interim president, Cathérine Samba-Panza, to whom he handed a letter from the Angolan Head of State.

Before that, the Foreign minister handed over a message from the Angolan statesman to the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir.

George Chikoti is holding since February 10 a diplomatic tour of some African countries, which has already taken him to Bujumbura (Burundi), Kigali (Rwanda), Kampala (Uganda) and South Sudan.

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