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Angola, Botswana strengthen ties

 A high-level delegation from Angola is currently in Botswana for a two day visit to strengthen bilateral relations shared by the two countries. 

The delegation, led by Angola’s Secretary of State for Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Relations, Ms Angela Braganca, arrived in on June 5 and is scheduled to return on May 9.

The delegation will discuss areas of cooperation between the two states which include trade in services, bilateral agreement on investment protection and promotion, bilateral air service agreement, exports of beef and live cattle to Angola through the Maun and Lubango route.

Chairing the high level consultative meeting, deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Gaeimelwe Goitsemang said the Botswana team which met the delegation was constituted in a manner which identified the key areas that were critical in Botswana’s relations with Angola.

While in Botswana, the delegation is expected to meet with the Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi, as well as officials from the ministries of Local Government and Rural Development, Health, Education and Skills Development, Finance and Development Planning and Gender Affairs department.

Botswana established formal diplomatic relations with Angola in 1975.

Angola has a resident Embassy in Botswana, which was opened in 1996 and Botswana is in the process of opening an office in Angola. ENDS

 

Source : BOPA

Author : Lorato Gaofise

Location : GABORONE

Event : A high-level delegation from Angola in Botswana

Date : Jun 07 Fri,2013

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