6 June 2014

Angola: Congo President Ends Visit to Luanda

Luanda — The President of Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, ended Friday afternoon his short visit to Angola after attending the Mini Tripartite Summit that gathered Angola, Congo and Chad, convened by the host president, José Eduardo dos Santos.

Denis Sassou Nguesso was seen off at Luanda airport by Foreign Affairs minister, Georges Rebelo Chikoti, accompanied by the Minister of Interior, Angelo da Veigas Tavares, senior officials of the ministry, Presidency and diplomats.

The event gathered Presidents of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos, Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Ngueso, and Idriss Deby Itno of Chad, the first to arrive and leave the capital of Angola.

The meeting addressed the prevailing situation in the Great Lakes region, in particular that in Central African Republic (CAR), and other issues that concern the African leaders.

The leaders shared views on how to bring an end to the conflicts that persist in the African continent.

The relationship have legal basis on the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation signed in Luanda on September 24, 1976, by the late Presidents of Angola, António Agostinho Neto, and Congo, Marien N'gouabi.

Angola/Congo relations of cooperation and friendship date back since their independence, with emphasis on the political and diplomatic areas, education, oil, culture, transport, trade, agriculture and other sectors with less impact.

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