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26 June 2017

On 26 June 2017, in the House of Representatives, Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, had a meeting with Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoti, Minister of External Relations of  the Republic of Angola.

 

An engaged exchange of views on a wide range of issues of bilateral relations was held.

Vladimir Andreichenko informed the interlocutor in detail about the opportunities of the Belarusian economy to develop cooperation with Angola in such spheres as industrial cooperation, mining, agriculture, medicine and education, as well as the readiness of the Belarusian parliamentarians to promote the expansion of ties in these areas.


Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoti highly appreciated the potential of Belarus and Angola for cooperation in the areas mentioned by the Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, as well as for enhancing cooperation in the field of minerals and finance.

Practical steps were discussed to intensify the inter-parliamentary dialogue between Belarus and Angola both in the bilateral format and at international venues, including the possibility of the participation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus in the activities of the regional inter-parliamentary organizations of Africa. The mutual interest in the active use of the parliamentary diplomacy resources was confirmed.

Particular attention was paid to the joint activities on the development of the legal framework between Belarus and Angola.

Both sides stressed the importance of an agreement at the level of foreign ministers on the establishment of a joint intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation.


The meeting was attended by Valery Voronetsky, chairman of the Standing Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on International Affairs, Sergei Patsevich, member of the Standing Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on International Affairs, head of the working group of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on cooperation with the Parliament of the Republic of Angola, as well as Andrei Molchan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of South Africa, with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Angola.

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