Angola May Train Sao Tome Police Staff
Angola may provide training to the Police of Sao Tome and Principe Republic within the framework of the existing bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
The information was released on Monday in Luanda by the minister of Domestic Affairs of Sao Tome and Principe, Arlindo Ramos, at the end of a meeting with his Angolan counterpart, Ângelo Veiga Tavares.
According to the minister, who heads a ministerial delegation on a five-day visit to Angola, the training is necessary for better police services, as well as to protect the country due to its proximity to a fertile area of conflicts.
"We are 40 minutes from some conflicting countries such as Nigeria, where the Boko Haran are gaining ground, but the conflict is not only in Nigeria it is also hitting some neighbouring countries and we have to be in alert", he said.
On his turn, the Angolan minister of Interior, Ângelo Veiga Tavares, expressed the readiness of the Government to continue cooperating with Sao Tome and Principe in what is necessary to strengthen the two countries.
The delegation, led by Arlindo Ramos, also includes the Sao Tomean police chief, Samuel António, general inspector of the corporation, Adulcino Daniel, Prime-Minister aide for Defense and Security, Armindo Silva, among other senior officials of the domestic administration of that country.
Angola and Sao Tome and Principe have excellent ties of bilateral cooperation in several sectors such as Defense and Security, Education, Health, Agriculture, Culture, Transports, Oil and Sports, among other areas.