Press Bulletin of the Embassy of the Russian Federation/

 

10-02-2005

Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Saltanov Meets with Angolan Deputy Planning Minister Carlos Alberto Lopes

A meeting took place on February 10 between Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Saltanov and Angolan Deputy Planning Minister Carlos Alberto Lopes.

During the conversation, a number of questions pertaining to Russian-Angolan relations was discussed and a mutual disposition to develop them further and to impart proper dynamics to cooperation in the trade and economic field, including that in the energy sector, was affirmed. In this regard, the importance was noted of completing the largest joint project in Angola - the construction of the Capanda hydropower station.

The interlocutors expressed the confidence that the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation and Trade, scheduled for the second quarter of this year, will be a good impulse for the deepening of Russian-Angolan collaboration. The need was also emphasized to draw the business circles of the two countries more widely into the development and deepening of the already existing ties as well as into the arrangement of a mutually beneficial partnership in new fields.

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