Angola: Luanda and Moscow government negotiate new legal and cooperation instruments

4 June 2009

Luanda, Angola, 4 June – Angola and Russia are negotiating for legal instruments for cooperation, one of which is for reciprocal protection of investments, Angolan news agency Angop reported citing a sources from the Angolan Foreign Relations Ministry.

The legal instruments are the “Medium term programme for economic, technical and scientific, and commercial cooperation for 2009-2013,” “Agreement for reciprocal promotion and protection of investments,” “Agreement in the area of higher education and staff training,” and the “Agreement for cooperation in the hotel and tourism sector.”

To this end an Angolan multi-sector technical delegation Thursday left for the Russian capital, Moscow, where for seven days it will discuss specific projects to increase cooperation with the Russian authorities.

Diplomatic and political relations between the two countries have increased over the last few months and the Russian head of state, Dmitri Medvedev may make an official visit to Angola.

On the last visit by the Angolanhead of state to the Russian Federation, at the end of 2006, 10 agreements were signed. (macauhub)