Russian president says to boost economic relations with Angola

Other News Materials 27 June 2009 00:46 (UTC +04:00)

Russian President Dimitri Medvedev said here on Friday said that his country will begin from now to pay greater attention to economic relations with Angola, mainly in the area of investments, Xinhua reported.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of official talks between Russian and Angolan delegations held in the Angolan capital Luanda, Medvedev who arrived in Angola Friday for an official visit said there are good perspectives for the scientific technical, military and hydrocarbon and energy cooperation between the two countries.

"Our interests are common because there are important producers of hydrocarbons," he said, adding that Angola, the presidency of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), is the most important oil producer in Africa, therefore it is important to"coordinate our action in the context of the world crisis".

The Russian president also promised to help Angola to modernize industries such as manufacturing and telecommunication sectors and launch an Angolan telecom satellite called "AngoSat".

The Russian president said both Russian and Angola share similar points of view related to international issues, particularly those on the African continent.