Angola: Hungary wants more intense relations

Luanda – The Hungarian ambassador to Angola, Zsolt Maris, defined the intensification of bilateral cooperation relations as one of the strengths of his term, which began on Thursday with the presentation of credentials to the Head of State, Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Speaking to the press, he pledged particular attention to cooperation in education, agriculture and infrastructure development.

In this regard, the diplomat plans to work hard so that Hungarian businessmen can collaborate with the Angolan Executive, also in the area of energy, fundamentally after the operation of Lauca Dam in Malanje province.

In the field of education, he reported that the Hungarian Government has increased the number of free scholarships (20) for Angolan university students.

Under this scholarship project, the Hungarian ambassador said, an agreement between the two parties was signed on March 9. The number of scholarships can grow each year, depending on the needs of the Angolan authorities.

Still on Thursday, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos also accredited the ambassadors of Zambia, Lawrence Chama Chalungumana, of Japan, Hironori Sawada, and of the Czech Republic, Michal Kral, the latter with non-resident status.

Source: Angola Press News Agency