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    The Soviet Union and Angola have signed a declaration expressing friendly mutual relations and co-operation after tow days of talks in Moscow.

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    The Soviet Union and Angola have signed a declaration expressing friendly mutual relations and co-operation after tow days of talks in Moscow.

    The document, signed by Angolan Prime Minister, Lopo de Nascimento and his Soviet counterpart Aisles Kosygin, was described by Tass, the Soviet newsagency, as a declaration on the basic principles of relations between the two countries.

    Senhor de Nascimento is the first Angolan leader to visit Moscow since the african state gained independence from Portugal in November last year.

    During the talks, Mr. Kosygin said the soviet Union would continue doing everything it could to strengthen relations with Angola.

    Senhor de Nascimento was accompanied on his Soviet trip by Defence Minster Enrique Telis Carreira and Deputy Chief of Staff, Jacob Caetano Joao. According to Reuters it was widely believed that military mattes would be central to the talks.

    The Soviet Union has a special interest in Angola since it gave substantial military backing in supplies and equipment to the government formed by the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA). The MPLA fought against western-supported rival movements in the recently-ended civil war.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0V3DAPCVB3VWPEVN4EQU8EMB
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0V3DAPCVB3VWPEVN4EQU8EMB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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    N/A

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