Shalom is seeking Angola’s help in efforts to reform the United Nations’ anti-Israel behavior. Israel and Angola also signed four agreements in the fields of agriculture, industry, and economic cooperation, as well as a consultations protocol between the two foreign ministries.

 FM Shalom meets with Angolan President dos Santos

 

Angolan President dos Santos is welcomed by FM Shalom. (Flash 90)

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom met today (Wednesday, July 6) in Jerusalem with Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The foreign minister lauded Israel’s relations with Angola as a model for bilateral relations between Israel and the countries of Africa, and particularly Israel’s relations with developing countries.

Among the political issues the two discussed was reforming the United Nations. Minister Shalom sought to enlist Angola’s help in the effort to transform the negative norms of behavior in the UN by disbanding anti-Israel institutions and committees, and ending the automatic passing of some 25 anti-Israel resolutions each year.

Minister Shalom also requested Angola’s support in restoring Israel’s observer status in the Organization of African Unity (Libya was behind Israel’s ouster three years ago).

Earlier, Minister Shalom met with Angolan Foreign Minister Joao Bernardo de Miranda, who is accompanying President dos Santos, and the two signed four agreements in the fields of agriculture, industry, and economic cooperation, as well as a consultations protocol between the two foreign ministries.