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Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:53 - Updated Mon, 02 Apr 2012 18:53

Solidarity, fraternity perpetuate Angola, Sao Tome and Principe ties


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Sao Tome – The relations between Angola and Sao Tome and Principe have been firmed along the times and are characterized by friendship, mutual respect, sharing common values, solidarity and fraternity between two peoples and countries, said Monday, the minister general secretary of Sao Tome, Afonso Varela.

The statement emerged at the opening of official talks between delegations of Angola and Sao Tome and Principe, made following the visit of the Angolan deputy minister of Social Communication, Manuel Miguel de Carvalho "Wadijimbi", started Sunday.

The Sao Tome and Principe’s official said that the exceptional quality of these relations is a reflection of the historical ties between both peoples and the indomitable will of their leaders, reinforced by personal ties that they knew how to cultivate and do everything possible to elevate them to the highest level.

"This visit by the deputy minister of Social Communication is part of the dynamics of strengthening relations and provides an opportunity for our respective delegations to assess the current state of cooperation, and propose new perspectives for the coming years," underscored Afonso Varela .

Therefore, he added, the technicians of the two delegations will focus on each of the sectors of social communication, including TV, Radio and News Agency, with the purpose of finding ways and means to offer more and better service to their respective peoples.

The official thanked the Angolan government for all the help and assistance given to Sao Tome and Principe so far, and expressed deep gratitude to the Angolan people, despite the many adventures by now, had always a gesture of solidarity toward Sao Tomean brother.

About the visit of Manuel Miguel de Carvalho, due to end on Friday, he said it will mark the beginning of a new stage of cooperation, hopefully fruitful and mutually advantageous.

Minister secretary-General stated that Sao Tome and Principe is deeply convinced that the intensification of these relations of friendship, brotherhood and cooperation with Angola is a need and contribute to the rapprochement and mutual understanding between the two peoples and countries.

There is no doubt that acting in this way will enhance the stability, peace and security in our countries and, through our whole region, he told the Angolan Social Communication officials.

The Angolan delegation comprises administrators of the Angola News Agency (Angop) and the Public Television of Angola (TPA), respectively Joaquim Espirito Santo Camati and Ana Maria da Silva, as well as senior officials of the Ministry of Social Communication.

Today, the delegation visited the premises of Television, National Radion and News Agency of Sao Tome and Principe, to learn about the operating conditions.

They also held a courtesy meeting with the West African island nation Foreign minister, Manuel Ramos of Salvador.

The Angolan officials will also meet with the President and Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe, respectively Manuel Pinto da Costa and Patrice Trovoada.