11 May 2014

Angola and Tanzania to Cooperate in Oil and Gas Sector

Luanda — Angola and Tanzania will soon start cooperating in the oil and gas, having into account the Angolan experience in the referred field.

This was said to the press on Sunday in Luanda by the Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, at the end of his 24-hour official visit to the country.

At the presidential compound of Luanda's "4 de Fevereiro" International Airport, the Tanzanian statesman said that the matter on the beginning of the cooperation in the oil sector was discussed in the audience with the President José Eduardo dos Santos, under the reinforcement and relaunching the bilateral relations of cooperation.

According to Jakaya kikwete, Tanzania has recently started the activity of oil and gas exploration, so it relies on the support of Angola.

"Angola has a vast experience in this sector and we seize the opportunity to send to Angola our technicians for training", said the Tanzanian Head of State.

Jakaya kikwete said that he discussed with his Angolan counterpart issues related to bilateral interest, as well as aspects of pacification of the Great Lakes Region, in particular in DR Congo.

He also announced that Tanzania will soon open in Angola its embassy, without disclosing the date, so as to boost the political and diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Angola and Tanzania have good cooperation relations at bilateral level and under the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), of which both countries are member states.

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