Memorandum with South Korea boosts cooperation in industry, education

Luanda – The Cooperation of Angola and South Korea in the military, naval and education sectors gained momentum last Friday with the signing, in Luanda, of a memorandum of understanding between delegations of the two countries.

The document signed by the Angolan secretary of State for Defence Policy, Gaspar Santos Rufino, and the South Korean Deputy Defence minister, In Moo Hwang, also provides for the exchange of official visits.

Speaking at the opening of the official talks, Gaspar Rufino highlighted South Korea’s technological capability and experience in the military defence industry.

He defended the deepening and consolidation of cooperation between both countries.

He said that South Korea is interested in supporting Angola, if requested, in other branches of the Angolan Armed Forces, such as the Army and the Air Force.

South Korea’s Deputy Defense minister, In Moo Hwang, underlined the “good moment” of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, since 1995, when that country contributed with peacekeeping troops to Angola.

The official said that in the African context Angola is establishing itself as a great country. “Angola has peace and economic potential.”

In Moo Hwang defended the strengthening of the relations of friendship and cooperation with reciprocal advantages.

South Korea’s main investments in Angola are the farm projects in Lucala, northern Cuanza Norte Province, cotton farm in Sumbe, central Cuanza Sul Province, and the reinforcement of defence and police security project.

Source: Angola Press News Agency