Angola and Russia strengthen cooperation relations

Luanda – The Republic of Angola and the Russian Federation have agreed to implement the agreements signed over the last few years, thus giving major dynamism to their bilateral cooperation in all domains, with highlight to the training of cadres.

The information was disclosed on Wednesday, in Luanda, by the Russian ambassador to Angola, Vladimir Tararov, at the end of the meeting with the National Assembly Commission for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Angolan Communities Abroad.

On the occasion, the Russian diplomat said there is a very solid base for bilateral cooperation, which means that from now on major attention will be paid to the practical accomplishment of agreements or already signed protocols.

According to the Russian diplomat, Angola is currently more open and ready for foreign investment, so in line with that Russia will take advantage of this good moment of the country to re-launch bilateral cooperation.

Vladimir Tararov added that Angola adopted only now a legislative base, which enables more robust cooperation with other countries that also foresee the sustainable economic development of the country in various fields.

In addition, the diplomat said the bilateral cooperation is fundamentally in the domains of industry, agriculture, training of cadres and science and technology.

However, the diplomat recognized that the volume of business between the two countries is not yet the desired one, envisaging a growth in that area in the years to come.

The chairwoman of the third specialized commission of the National Assembly, Josefina Perpetua Diakite, underscored that Russia is Angola’s old strategic partner, which has always been with Angolans.

The MP recalled that Russia supported Angola in the education sector through the training of cadres and now it has just increased the number of scholarships for Angolans.

The existing privileged relations between the two nations reached the peak in 1976, by the time that the two countries signed the Friendship and Cooperation Treaty.

Roughly 1000 Russians are living in Angola, while at least 1,500 Angolans live in that European nation.

Source: Angola Press News Agency