U.S.-Angola strengthen economic ties

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, John Sullivan addresses the media on President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2020 budget request at the U.S Department of State in Washington DC on Monday, 11 March 2019. Photo: EMMANUEL IKODOR, TODAY NEWS AFRICA

The United States and Angola have strengthened their economic ties following the visit of Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan to the African country.

Secretary Sullivan met with President João Lourenço and Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto in Luanda on his two nation tour of Africa that also included a visit to South Africa.

“In these meetings, the Deputy Secretary commended President Lourenço and his government for their efforts to fight corruption and to foster citizen-responsive governance and dialogue,” Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said in a statement on Monday.

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“Deputy Secretary Sullivan and Foreign Minister Augusto co-chaired the U.S.-Angola Strategic Dialogue focused on strengthening U.S. and Angolan collaboration on global and regional issues, security and law enforcement cooperation, trade and investment, and the advancement of democracy, health, human rights, and development, particularly in the Okavango region,” Palladino said.

The Deputy Secretary also conducted meetings with U.S. and Angolan business leaders where he highlighted U.S. goals for its partnership with Angola in the context of the U.S. Africa strategy.  He also met with Angolan journalists, human rights activists, and youth leaders.
 

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