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President and CAR's counterpart discuss bilateral relations and political situation

The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, received this Wednesday in Luanda, his counterpart from the Central African Republic (CAR), Faustin Archange Touadéra, where they discussed bilateral relations and the evolution of the political situation in the Central African country.

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During his visit of a few hours to Luanda, Faustin Archange Touadéra was accompanied by a ministerial delegation, which met with Angolan ministers, where they reviewed the relations between Luanda and Bangui.

The two heads of state did not make statements to the media at the end of the audience.

The current state of relations between Angola and the CAR was described by Foreign Minister, Téte António, at the end of the meeting with his Central African counterpart, as "excellent, but that should be deepened.

According to the minister, Angola and the CAR "have a close relationship that needs to be deepened" and to "adapt all the legal instruments that exist on various areas to the current situation of the two countries.

"Therefore, some legal instruments already have some caducity and we agreed that we will submit to the superior consideration the 'modus operandi' to update, not only the existing legal instruments, but also to explore other areas of interest between our countries and peoples," underlined Téte António.

At the meeting were discussed the general agreement for economic, commercial, technical-scientific and cultural cooperation, and the protocols on regular political and diplomatic consultations, the indicative cooperation program, and financial support.

The memoranda of political-diplomatic understanding, of defense and security, and on diplomatic consultations, and the revised general agreement on cooperation were also reviewed at this meeting.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the CAR, Sylvie Mbaipo, praised the meeting with the Angolan counterpart considering that it served to restart the dynamism of bilateral cooperation between Angola and her country.

"And we had the opportunity to review the instruments that exist between the two countries and update them according to the changing contexts between the two countries with a view to revitalizing them," he told reporters.

Faustin Archange Touadéra and his ministerial team leave the Angolan capital this afternoon.

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