Luanda - The Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos met Thursday in Luanda with the former prime minister of Guinea-Bissau, Carlos Gomes Junior.
During the audience, Carlos Gomes Junior thanked the President for the assistance the Angolan people extended to Guinea Bissau during a coup d'etat that occurred in the West Africa country last April 12.
Speaking to reporters at the end of the meeting, held at the Presidential Palace in Luanda, the politician also said to have expressed to José Eduardo dos Santos the recognition of the Angolan Military Mission in Guinea-Bissau (Missang).
He argued that the Missang was a project approved by the governments and Parliaments of both countries.
Missanga was tasked to restructure the Armed Forces and Police of Guinea-Bissau, whose mission he considered of extreme importance, as it could contribute greatly to political stability.
The Carlos Gome Junior stressed the historical ties of cooperation and friendship between the governments and peoples of the two countries, date backing to national liberation struggle against Portuguese colonialism,.
Ex-Guinea-Bissau premier pledged the availability of his country to strength ties as soon as possible.