The intention was expressed by the Swedish diplomat at the end of a meeting she had with Manuel Augusto, MPLA's secretary for International Relations, and which served to discuss various subjects, including collaboration between both countries.
Cited by Angop, Ewa Polano also informed that bilateral relations also extend to the fields of transport, telecommunications, infrastructure, training of staff, among others.
As for the ties between the two countries – which date back to the 1970s, when the then prime minister of Sweden Olof Palme received Agostinho Neto as president of the MPLA, and a humanitarian support agreement was signed – the ambassador classified them as "deep", writes Angop.
Ewa Polano also took the opportunity to mention the centenary of Agostinho Neto, which is celebrated on the 17th of September. About the founder of the Nation, the ambassador, quoted by Angop, considered him as a "statesman with great Africanist sense and a man of culture".