Angola suspends military ties with Guinea Bissau

Angolan troops currently supporting military reforms in Guinea Bissau are set to leave the west African nation. FILE | AFRICA REVIEW 

Angolan troops currently supporting military reforms in Guinea Bissau are set to leave the West African nation, official said.

This comes after Guinea Bissau officials requested Luanda to withdraw the troops according to Angolan Foreign Affairs minister Georges Chicoti.

Speaking to the state Radio Nacional de Angola from Bissau, Mr Chicoti, however, did not state when the Angolan troops would leave.

“We have not yet set a date to start the operation,” he said.

"There are some people who are not satisfied with the cooperation between Angola and Guinea Bissau,” Mr Chicoti added.

“We have now suspended the military cooperation in Guinea Bissau.”

Angola's mission to support the military reform in Guinea Bissau (MISAANG) started in 2010 after the two nations signed a defence cooperation agreement.

The emphasis of cooperation was military training.

The two countries also cooperate in various fields like education, health, transport and mining.

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