Angola: Ukraine To Contribute To Army's Development

LUANDA, Angola -- The Ukrainian government will upgrade, technically and scientifically, the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), as well as support the equipping of its three branches with new technology, said this Tuesday in Luanda the deputy General Staff Chief of that country's Armed Forces, vice-admiral Igor Kniaz.

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Igor Kniaz, who heads a military delegation that arrived in Luanda this Tuesday, came for a four-day work visit to Angola.

Speaking to the press, In Luanda's 4 de Fevereiro International Aiport, the Ukrainian official said that the priority is directed to the Angolan National Air Forces (FANA), in the training of pilots.

"Ukraine will give priority to the development of FANA, in the areas of recovery and equipping of aircrafts and other techniques, as well as in training and upgrading pilots ".

He also announced that two technical cooperation agreements are to be signed between the Defence Ministries of both countries.

"During our stay in Angola we will analyse documents that will enable us to sign military partnership accords between the two states.", he said, announcing also that they intend to invite the Angolan Defence minister, Kundy Paihama, to visit Ukraine to formalise the agreements.

The visiting Ukrainian military delegation was welcomed at the airport by the FAA's deputy Chief of Staff for the administrative area, general Abreu Muengo Ukuachitembo "Kamorteiro".

Source: Angola Press Agency