December 6, 2022

In pictures, Angolan Minister of State General Francisco Pereira Furtado visits Pentagon to strengthen security ties with Washington

Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Francisco Pereira Furtado delivers remarks in a meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado delivers remarks in a meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

The Angolan Military House of the President of the Republic of Angola, Francisco Pereira Furtado, visited the Pentagon in Washington D.C. on April 8 to discuss the United States – Angola defense partnership.

“The talks reaffirmed the two countries’ commitment to strengthening bilateral defense cooperation, building on and commemorating the five-year anniversary of the 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Angola,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

In a joint statement both countries announced that U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Dr. Colin Kahl, and Minister of State and Head of the Military House of the President of the Republic of Angola, Francisco Pereira Furtado, met to discuss the United States – Angola defense partnership, April 8, 2022 in the Pentagon. 

“The talks reaffirmed the two countries’ commitment to strengthening bilateral defense cooperation, building on and commemorating the five-year anniversary of the 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of Defense and the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Angola.

“Dr. Kahl and Minister Furtado reflected on a range of topics including regional security, security cooperation, peacekeeping operations, cybersecurity, national security strategy, personnel and readiness, and climate change.

“The two sides intend to seek ways to update the 2017 Memorandum of Understanding and to continue to strengthen their bilateral defense partnership,” they said.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden hosts Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden greets Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden hosts Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden hosts Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado visits the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III meets with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden; Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado; and Angolan Chief of the Armed Forces General Antonio Egidio de Sousa Santos, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden hosts Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado delivers remarks in a meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado delivers remarks in a meeting with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden hosts Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden greets Angolan Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Joaquim do Espirito Santo, as he arrives with Angolan Minister of State and Chief of Security Affairs Office to the President of the Republic Gen. Francisco Pereira Furtado for talks atthe Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin H. Kahl and Minister of State and Head of the Security House of the President of the Republic of Angola Francisco Pereira Furtado sign a joint declaration at the conclusion of talks at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden and Minister of State and Head of the Security House of the President of the Republic of Angola Francisco Pereira Furtado conclude talks at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Chidi Blyden and Minister of State and Head of the Security House of the President of the Republic of Angola Francisco Pereira Furtado conclude talks at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin H. Kahl and Minister of State and Head of the Security House of the President of the Republic of Angola Francisco Pereira Furtado sign a joint declaration at the conclusion of talks at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin H. Kahl and Minister of State and Head of the Security House of the President of the Republic of Angola Francisco Pereira Furtado sign a joint declaration at the conclusion of talks at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

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