Media Statement

14 January 2015

President Zuma concludes a successful Working Visit to Angola

His Excellency President Jacob Zuma made a stop-over in Luanda, Republic of Angola, on his way from Conakry, Republic of Guinea, to hold consultations with his counterpart, His Excellency Jose Eduardo Dos Santos.

In their discussions, the two Heads of State reviewed the state of bilateral relations between Angola and South Africa and expressed their satisfaction with the growing cooperation as evidenced by increasing trade volumes.

The two Presidents also exchanged views on the state of peace and security on the African continent, paying particular attention to the matter of disarmament of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, known by its French abbreviation FDLR.

President Zuma and President Dos Santos further discussed cooperation within the context of the established trilateral mechanism between Angola, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In this regard, President Dos Santos and President Zuma emphasised the need to set up a permanent institutional framework to coordinate the work of the trilateral mechanism.

President Zuma was accompanied on the visit by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

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Issued by: The Presidency



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