LUANDA/BELGRADE - Serbia is a European country, but it wants to renew old friendships, First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in a meeting with Angolan Defense Minister Gen Candido Pereira dos Santos Van-Dunem.
Vucic was welcomed at the Ministry of Defense in Luanda with highest state and military honors, after which the two delegations began talks on the implementation of cooperation projects between Serbia and Angola, his office said in a release.
"We are willing to work on speedier development of our relations in the area of defense, economic development, and other spheres of social life," said Vucic.
General Van-Dunem noted that reform of the security sector is one of Angola's priorities and the country is counting on Serbia's assistance.
The two defense ministers stressed the importance of building a military hospital in Angola which would offer specialist medical treatment and research capacities. In the domain of military personnel training, they stressed the importance of the education of Angolan personnel in all branches of the land forces, air force and air defense.
Vucic and Van-Dunem signed a protocol on the education of Angolan cadets in Serbia and agreed about the need to appoint military envoys in the near future.
On Wednesday, the two ministers will sign a joint statement on the talks between the delegations of the Serbian and Angolan defense ministries.
Photo Tanjug, N. Jovanovic