Last updateMer, 28 Jan 2015 6am

Angola, Congo to resolve border dispute

Brazzaville, Congo - Angolan and Congolese governments plan to hold two meetings in Pointe-Noire (Congo) and Cabinda (Angola) by the end of February to resolve their border dispute, Angola's Foreign Affairs Minister Georges Chicoti has announced.

'In the coming days, there will be two meetings between the Angolan and Congolese technical teams and the ministers to work for the strengthening of our bilateral cooperation,' the minister said Monday after a meeting with Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

In October 2013, Angolan soldiers made an incursion into five Congolese villages, which the southern African country claims belong to it, and held many Congolese troops hostage.

Following negotiations between the military authorities of the two countries, the Angolan troops withdrew from the Congolese territory and the hostages, who had by then been taken to the Angolan enclave of Cabinda, were released.

Pana 18/02/2014