Angola Press Agency Luanda Maputo
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The cooperation in the field of parliamentary administration must also be one of the bets between the legislative institutions of Angola and Mozambique, according to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.

The leader of the Angolan Parliament defended this position in Maputo on Tuesday when addressing the signing ceremony of the Parliamentary Cooperation Programme for the period 2016/2018, with his Mozambican counterpart Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlhovo, as well as the Programme for the Parliamentary Administration, signed by the Secretaries-General of the two institutions, respectively Pedro Agostinho de Neri (Angola) and Arménio Correia (Mozambique).

Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos stressed that one of the main objectives of the visit to Mozambique is to strengthen the existing cooperation between the two organs of sovereignty in the political and parliamentary diplomacy fields, through the exchange of experiences and regular consultation on the major themes of the Regional, continental and international news.

However, he added that parliamentary administration should also be one of the areas which should be part of the priorities of the cooperation programmes, as the exchange of knowledge and best practices in this area will certainly add value to the performance of the representatives of the people.

Throughout his speech, he also addressed the political, economic and social situation in the country, with emphasis on the preparation of the electoral process, which is reflected and influences many areas of parliamentary activity.

Nevertheless, the top MP emphasized the climate of peace, security and social stability.