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Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:09 - Updated Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:53

Military training to top Angola-Serbia cooperation


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Serbian Defence minister, Dragan Sutanovac

Luanda – The visiting Serbian Defence minister, Dragan Sutanovac, pointed out training of soldiers and construction of military infrastructures as a top priority in the cooperation with Angola in the sector.

Dragan Sutanovac was speaking at the end of an audience granted to him by the National Assembly speaker, António Paulo Kassoma, to whom he presented greetings from his Serbian counterpart and discussed cooperation with Angola.

Speaking in his capacity as minister of Defence, he said the sector of highest interest is that of the military.

He recalled that many Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) officers trained in academies of the then Yugoslavia, and there is for that matter a wish to restart the process that started many years in the past.

Speaking in the presence of the Angolan Defence minister, Cândido Van-Dúnem, Dragan Sutanovac who is also Serbia’s deputy prime minister, said that while in the country he will also discuss projects in the area of military infrastructures, including likely construction of a military hospital.

But he stressed the need for other actions to strengthen relations in future.