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Wed, 17 May 2017 16:00 - Updated Wed, 17 May 2017 15:59

Angola, Timor maintain good relations - Speaker

Luanda - The good cooperation ties between Angola and East Timor led the former to attend the inauguration ceremony of the new President-elect of the Asian State.

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Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, Parliament Speaker

Photo: Joaquina Bento

This was  said Wednesday in Luanda by the National Assembly Speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

The Parliament leader was speaking to the press shortly before his departure for Dili to attend the swearing in of the new president set for Friday, on behalf of the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.

Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos said that he was carrying a message of solidarity from the Angolan people to the East Timor who, on May 20, celebrate the day of national self-determination and restoration of peace.

Angola and East Timor have bilateral cooperation relations, under the Portuguese-Speaking Countries Community (CPLP) and other international institutions.

The two countries’ bilateral cooperation are mainly based on parliamentary, defence and security, education, health, oil and agriculture sectors.

The Portuguese Speaking nation has always had the support of Angola in its struggle for self-determination against the Indonesian occupation.

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