Addis Ababa, Ethiiopia - The strengthening of economic co-operation between Angola and Malawi, mainly in the mining sector, dominated Monday's meeting between Angola's Vice President Manuel Vicente and Malawi’s President Joyce Banda, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the sidelines of the 20th African Union Summit
During the meeting, President Banda commended Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos on the progress that Angola has made in the past 10 years, especially in the fight against poverty.
She indicated her willingness to strengthen the relations with Angola, with the intention of benefitting from Angola’s experience in the area of rural development.
The Malawian Head of State said she discussed with the Angolan Vice President a possible co-
operation in the mining, oil and agriculture sectors.
She said Malawi is a force to be reckoned with in mining, and can share its experiences with Angola in this field.
For his part, the Angolan Vice President said the two countries needed to identify areas of possible co-operation, admitting that there are various possibilities in the spirit of South-South co-operation.