Luanda — Angolan and Portuguese Defence ministers respectively Salviano Sequeira and José Azeredo Lopes Monday in Luanda reaffirmed their joint interest in renewing and strengthening the partnership in the military field between the countries.
Salvino Sequeira and José Azeredo, with latter on working visit to Angola since Saturday, addressed the opening ceremony of Portuguese/Angolan 17th Bilateral Commission Meeting in Defence field.
Addressing the ceremony, the Angolan minister stressed his government's investment in restructuring and resizing the security system, despite the financial and economic crisis.
He said that the investment enable to make the security system strong and effective in preserving stability and promoting development.
The official praised the cooperation with Portugal in the field of training, saying that such cooperation brought profit as the two countries share the same language.
He also said that the two countries' military cooperation is developing and getting strong
, becoming a model of brotherhood and solidarity between the peoples.
The official pledged to continue working under the framework agreement 2012-2021 and together build the path of progress.
In turn, the Portuguese counterpart considered the relationship at Defense and Military levels as being one of the most permanent solid, institutional and loyal to cooperation between the two countries.
He believes that it is high time to increase this relationship and cooperation at the new level, moving from the technical-military level to what he dubbed "Cooperation in the Field of Defence."
José Azeredo expects that the interchange will be based on innovative programmes with mutual benefits.
The Defence Cooperation represents a real contribution to the fact that both countries are producers of security at global, regional and sub- regional level, stressed the Portuguese Defence minister.