Turkish diplomat praises Angolan democratic process

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Turkish diplomat praises Angolan democratic process
Turkish diplomat praises Angolan democratic process

Africa-Press – Angola. The Turkish ambassador to Angola, Alpa Ya, praised, this Wednesday, Angola “for the successful holding of the general elections of August 2022”.

The Turkish diplomat, who was speaking to the press at the end of a meeting with the president of the National Assembly, Carolina Cerqueira, pointed out that with these elections, Angola once again proved its democracy with Parliament, the voice of the people, fulfilling the its objectives.

He informed that in recent years, the relationship between the two countries has become a strategic partnership, ensuring that other steps will be taken to further strengthen this relationship. “Certainly, let’s go this way.”

He recognized that in the last four years, relations between the two States have gained another impact, mainly due to the two presidential visits that took place in 2021, in which the parties had the opportunity to sign various agreements, which provided an important legal framework for the two countries.

“This helped us to leverage the cooperation of our two countries in all aspects of social life. Therefore, whether in the agricultural sector, whether in education, from defense to the economy, today we have important agreements (…)”.

He made it known that renowned Turkish firms are in contact with the Angolan government. “Therefore, at the beginning of the first half of this year, you will see the presence of large Turkish companies in Angola”.

According to the diplomat, the volume of trade with Angola, which is around US$340 billion, “is not yet in place”.

The Turkish diplomat, at the end of his mission in Angola, took the opportunity to speak with his interlocutor about the need to strengthen relations between the parliaments of both countries.

“Apart from government relations, the parliaments are the center of the voices of the peoples of the two countries, therefore, the two parliaments must collaborate closely”, he pointed out.

The president of the National Assembly, Carolina Cerqueira, also received, in audience, the ombudsman, Florbela Araújo.

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