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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:08 - Updated Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:08

Country seeks support for security council candidature

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Luanda – The Foreign Affairs minister, Georges Chikoti, has appealed for Russia’s support to Angola’s candidature as non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the 2015/2016 period.

The minister made the statement during an audience with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Saint Petersburg, with whom he discussed issues relating to the reinforcement of bilateral ties and cooperation between Angola and Russia.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the meeting the diplomats reviewed the international policy, with stress to the Syrian conflict that has been worrying the international community.

The Foreign minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov expressed his country's interest in intensifying cooperation with Angola in the field of infrastructures construction, air transport, banking, telecommunications, as part of the Angosat project in oil and energy sector (Kapanda dam) as well as in diamond exploration by Russian company Alrosa.

Georges Chikoti is in St. Petersburg (Russia) since June 19, where he participated, on 17 June, in the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg in 2013, held from 20 to 22 of this month.