Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:37 - Updated Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:36
Angola, France presidents want to strengthen relations
Luanda - Presidents of Angola and France, José Eduardo dos Santos and François Hollande, respectively, expressed Friday in Luanda their common interest in strengthening relations between the two countries.
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Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos
Photo: Pedro Parente
The intention was expressed at a private meeting between the two Heads of State, as part of the French leader's visit to Angola.
Speaking to the press, at the end of the meeting with French counterpart, the Angolan President, José Eduardo dos Santos, said that the two sides also expressed interest in better use of the opportunities offered by the 1986-General Cooperation Agreement and other specific accords.
José Eduardo dos Santos also said that the meeting discussed political and security issues that
concern Angola and the region.
France support for Africa in the fight against terrorism and the preservation of peace, was also part of the agenda of the meeting, said the president.
The president also welcomed, on behalf of Angola, the French Government's efforts and intention to pursue diplomatic efforts together.
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