Angola and Sao Tome strengthen parliamentary relations

  • Delfim Neves, Presidente do parlamento de São Tomé Príncipe, e Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, Presidente do parlamento de Angola
Luanda - The Republics of Angola and Sao Tome and Principe Thursday expressed the desire to boost and re-launch diplomatic and parliamentary cooperation relations.

 

The information was provided by the Speaker of the National Assembly of Sao Tome and Principe, Delfim das Neves, after a meeting with his Angolan counterpart, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

He said that diplomatic and parliamentary cooperation between the two countries "is quite healthy," but had cooled off in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and its re-launch was necessary.

The leader of the Santomean parliament, who is also a candidate for the presidency of his country in elections scheduled for next month, used the occasion to present his political vision if elected.

"I presented my candidacy in the presidential elections and, as such, I must inform my partners and friends about my political vision if I am elected President of the Republic," he stressed.

He made it known that he had requested moral support from Angola for his candidacy as President of the Republic of his country.

Delfim das Neves reviewed bilateral diplomatic and parliamentary cooperation and analysed, with his interlocutor, political issues in both countries in the current context of the pre-campaign for the presidential elections in that Portuguese-speaking country.

For him, Angola is not just a friend or partner, but a brother country, whose consanguineous and secular relations should be increasingly consolidated.

He noted that any self-respecting candidate with ambitions to win the elections should first of all talk to his family, both domestic and foreign, about his political, social and economic objectives.

The relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries are based on political, historical, cultural and geographical factors, formalised in 1978 through the General Cooperation Agreement and the Bilateral Joint Commission, created in 1980.

 

 

 

The information was provided by the Speaker of the National Assembly of Sao Tome and Principe, Delfim das Neves, after a meeting with his Angolan counterpart, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

He said that diplomatic and parliamentary cooperation between the two countries "is quite healthy," but had cooled off in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and its re-launch was necessary.

The leader of the Santomean parliament, who is also a candidate for the presidency of his country in elections scheduled for next month, used the occasion to present his political vision if elected.

"I presented my candidacy in the presidential elections and, as such, I must inform my partners and friends about my political vision if I am elected President of the Republic," he stressed.

He made it known that he had requested moral support from Angola for his candidacy as President of the Republic of his country.

Delfim das Neves reviewed bilateral diplomatic and parliamentary cooperation and analysed, with his interlocutor, political issues in both countries in the current context of the pre-campaign for the presidential elections in that Portuguese-speaking country.

For him, Angola is not just a friend or partner, but a brother country, whose consanguineous and secular relations should be increasingly consolidated.

He noted that any self-respecting candidate with ambitions to win the elections should first of all talk to his family, both domestic and foreign, about his political, social and economic objectives.

The relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries are based on political, historical, cultural and geographical factors, formalised in 1978 through the General Cooperation Agreement and the Bilateral Joint Commission, created in 1980.