28 August 2014

Angola: Mozambique Wants to Increase Co-Operation With Angola

Luanda — The Mozambican minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation, Oldemiro Baloi, last Wednesday in Luanda expressed his country?s interest in strengthening the co-operation and political relations with Angola.

Speaking to the press, in the end of an audience with the Angolan Foreign Affairs minister, Georges Chikoti, the Mozambican government official said that the bilateral relations are excellent, but it is important to strengthen them in short term.

"We are in condition to re-launch the co-operation, considering the growth in both countries. Mozambique has just had a military instability that created some disturbance, so without instability it will continue to grow", said the Mozambican official.

He went on to explain that with the political stability, as a result of a recent agreement between the Government and Renamo (opposition party) there is a "vast field for the creation of synergies in the co-operation between the two countries and the increase of contributions for the growth of the region".

He also manifested his satisfaction at the result of the talks, adding that the accords that will be signed must be carefully dealt with.

"The accords that were mentioned by the minister are absolutely necessary. Both us and in Mozambique and the Government in Angola have been under pressure from the civil society, in regard to the visa matter", he clarified.

He stressed that this matter is delicate and must be dealt with by stages, initially giving privilege to visas facilitation, and afterwards move on to visa exemption as soon as the conditions are created in both countries.

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