Angola hopes to discuss diamond plans with Russia by the end of the year

Diamonds. Archive photo

Luanda hopes that the meeting of the joint intergovernmental Commission on economic, scientific and technical cooperation and trade to take place before the end of the year, including a discussion of the prospects of cooperation for the diamonds and other projects, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the representative of Angola in Russia Augusto da Silva Cunha.

“Our relationship would have won if the ASAP was held the sixth meeting of the Russian-Angolan intergovernmental Commission on economic and scientific-technical cooperation and trade. It was supposed to be held in 2020, then for a number of reasons tolerated and will probably be held this year. We hope that it will be held before the end of the year. In the framework of the meeting must be signed a number of agreements and memorandums, which could give a new impetus to Russian-Angolan relations,” the Ambassador said.

According to him, in this regard, including one of the priority areas of bilateral cooperation is the diamond.

“Remains in force Protocol agreement signed between the two countries on 26 June 2009 on the promotion and mutual protection of investments, according to which investment ALROSA used in other projects and companies, not only in the mining sector…. If this year was held the meeting of the intergovernmental Commission, it would allow the parties to sign the necessary agreements and to carry out additional work on understanding future plans in this industry,” said da Silva Cunha.