Portuguese minister highlights Angola’s role at United Nations

Luanda – Portugal’s Foreign Affairs minister Augusto Santos Silva on Friday in Luanda praised Angola’s role as member of the UN Security Council.

The minister was speaking at the signing of a cooperation agreement between Angola and Portugal.

He stressed the country’s engagement in the pursuit of peace and stability, when included on the agenda of pacification of conflicts in the Great Lakes region, as well as the Golf of Guinea.

He thanked, on the other hand, Angola’s support for the candidacy of Antonio Guterres to the post of UN Secretary-General.

He considered the bilateral relations between Angola and Portugal “very rich and strong”.

The minister defended the importance of working on diversification of the economy the Angolan Government has been implementing to address the economic crisis.

He said he hoped that the next visit by the minister of Agriculture to Portugal brings success.

In this first trip to Angola, the Portuguese diplomat is accompanied by 14 entities, including the State Secretaries of Portuguese Community, Agriculture and Food, respectively JoAPound o Luis Carneiro and Luis Medeiros Vieira, among other individuals.

The three-day visiting agenda includes meetings with National Assembly Speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, minister of National Defence, JoAPound o Lourenco and visit to the provinces of Huambo, Benguela and Huila.

In addition to bilateral cooperation, the visit is also intended to establish the political and diplomatic grounds for the official visit to Angola by the Portuguese Prime Minister, Antonio Costa.

uanda – Portugal’s Foreign Affairs minister Augusto Santos Silva on Friday in Luanda praised Angola’s role as member of the UN Security Council.

Source: Angola Press News Agency