17 May 2014

Angola: Minister of Foreign Affairs Hands Over President's Message to Paul Kagame

Luanda — The Foreign Affairs minister, Georges Chikoti, handed over on Wednesday, in Kigali, capital city of Rwanda, a message from the Angolan Head of State and chairperson of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), José Eduardo dos Santos, to his counterpart Paul Kagame.

According to a press note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which reached Angop on Friday, the message expresses the wish to reinforce the relations between the two peoples and countries, as well as contribute to the consolidation of peace, stability and development in the region of the Great Lakes.

Peace, Security, stability and development in Africa, especially in the Central Africa Region and Great Lakes Region, namely in Central African Republic (CAR), South Sudan Democratic Republic of Congo, were among other issues discussed between Paul Kagame and Georges Chikoti.

Georges Chikoti, who is carrying out the second phase of his trip to three countries of the region, after visiting Burundi, in May 13, signed three legal instruments on Thursday with the Foreign Affairs and Cooperation minister of Rwanda, Louise Mushikiwabo.

Among the legal instruments signed it is included a Framework Agreement of Cooperation on creation of Bilateral Cooperation and a Memorandum of Understanding of regular Political and Diplomatic Consultation between the two countries.

The agreements, according to minister Georges Chikoti, are aimed to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries and peoples, especially in the domain of commerce, air services, justice, economy, protection of investments, communication and information technologies.

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