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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:30 - Updated Sun, 10 Jul 2011 19:30

Angolan military official received in Juba, South Sudan


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Luanda – The Angolan Armed Forces (FAA)’s assistant chief of staff for Operations and Development, general Jorge Barros “Nguto”, was received in an audience, in Juba, South Sudan, by that country’s Armed Forces chief of staff, James Hoth Mai.

The meeting was held a day after the proclamation of South Sudan’s independence and served for both parties to discuss issues related to possible areas of co-operation in the military domain.

The meeting was witnessed by South Sudan’s ambassador to Southern Africa, John Gai Joh.

On the occasion, James Hoth Mai spoke of his country’s needs in the military domain, highlighting the upgrading of the effectives as one of the priority areas.

On his turn, general Nguto, in speaking on behalf of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) chief of staff, gen. Geraldo Sachipengo Nunda, expressed the country’s availability to contribute to the development of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

General “Nguto” is in Juba since last Friday, as part of an Angolan delegation that witnessed the ceremony of proclamation of South Sudan’s independence, on Saturday.

The delegation was led by the secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Manuel  Augusto, in representation of the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.