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12.11.2005 General News

Angola celebrates national Day in Ghana

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Accra, Nov.12, GNA- Mr Kwamina Bartels, Minister of Private Sector Development and President's Special Initiative at the weekend lauded the reactivation of the Joint Commission for Cooperation between Ghana and Angola, after long period of dormancy.

"Indeed it marks the resolve of the government of the two countries to explore collaboration towards the improvement of the lives of our peoples," he said.

The Minister was speaking in Accra during the 30 national independence anniversary of Angola in Accra, which attracted members of the diplomatic corps and people from all walks of life.

Mr Bartels said the anniversary was consistent with the tenets of South-South Cooperation and the objectives of the New Partnership for Africa's Development.

"As a strong advocate of democracy, the Government of Ghana wishes to commend the Government of Angola for its efforts in consolidating democratic values and its commitment to the promotion of the rule of law, good governance and transparency in the management of resources." The Minister said these principles are critical for peace, security and stability as well as the development of any society and especially Africa.

Mr Bartels said: " We are encouraged that this process will be further deepened for the benefit of Angola and the Continent as a whole. Mr Jose Guerreiro Alves Primo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Angola called for investments for his country occupying 1.2246.700 square kilometres with a population of 114 million.

"The potentials of my country are well known, and at once I avail myself of this opportunity to invite all those that feel able to invest in different dominions and that can contribute to the exploitation of human, material and mineral resources and for the development of Angola , may do so, he said. "GNA JA 12 Nov.05

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