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Luanda, 06/30 - The state-run Angolan news agency "Angop" (AngolaPress) and the Arab counterpartMagreb Arab Press (MAP) have decided to give their relations a boost by increasing the bilateral cooperation and thenumber of working visits made to each other`s agencies.

In the past two weeks Angop`s Chief-Editor for the International Department, Kibakila Manuel, was in Moroccoin a working visit in the ambit of agreements signed in Rabat in 1994 between the two news agencies by the respective general directors, namely, Manuel Miguel de Carvalho "Wadijimbi" (Angop) and Abdeljalil Fenjiro (MAP).

During his stay in Rabat, Kibakila Manuel was informed of the Moroccan news agency`s functioning and had meetings with the director for external relations, Ouafae Oumnia and the director for the national and international departmens, having also visited other Media sectors, namely, Radio, Television and the Newspaper "L`Opinion".

Angop`s Chief-Editor for the International Department was also received in audience by the secretary-general ofthe Moroccan Ministry for Communication and Culture with whom he discussed the efforts being made to increase bilateral cooperation betweeen Angop and MAP, in particular, Angola and Morocco, in general.