Angola wants to promote cooperation

Luanda – Angola has expressed its political will to promote cooperation, particularly in the filed of defence and Armed Forces, under friendly relations.

The country’s availability was expressed Thursday in Luanda by the Minister of National Defence, JoAPound o Lourenco.

The minister was addressing a New Year greetings ceremony of the Defence Attaches accredited to the Diplomatic Missions in the Republic of Angola.

He said the long years of contacts coupled with reciprocal knowledge of the realities of the countries marked by unbreakable bonds of friendship and fraternity are the guarantee of the strengthened cooperation.

JoAPound o Lourenco pointed out that the Angolan Armed Forces have for some time been in a process of modernising of their technique, improving the staff and upgrading infrastructure to adapt them to the new scenarios and challenges in order to respond effectively to the Mission.

He explained that this process also aims to provide adequate responses to the vital needs of national defence and the commitments within the regional organisations to which Angola is a full member.

In its enormous effort for the modernisation and building of FAA

, Angola relies on the support of other countries that deserve the most vivid recognition, the official added.

The minister also stressed the participation of Angola

in several joint and combined military drills aimed at preparing the Armed Forces for peacekeeping missions, under Economic Community of the Central African States (ECCAS), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU).

As for the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), JoAPound o Lourenco stressed that Angola assumes the responsibilities with the presidency of this body.

According to him, the country’s commitment contribute to the achievement of peace, stability and promoting the development and well-being of the countries in this troubled but promising Sub-region of the continent, with particular emphasis on the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi and South Sudan.

Attended the ceremony were generals, Admirals and senior officers of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).

Source: Angola Press News Agency