Portuguese prime minister may visit Angola in March 2006

2 December 2005

Luanda, Angola, 02 Dec – Portugal’s Prime Minister, José Sócrates, may visit Angola in March 2006 in order to boost bilateral relations, said Portugal’s Foreign Affairs Minister in Luanda Thursday.

Diogo Freitas do Amaral announced the visit after an audience with Angolan Prime Minister, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, to whom he spoke of the Portuguese government’s wish, particularly the prime minister, to visit Angola.

“The prime minister is focused on coming to Luanda as soon as possible,” said Freitas do Amaral who intended to discuss the issue Friday in his meeting with President José Eduardo dos Santos.

Freitas do Amaral, who began a four-day working visit to Angola, said that José Sócrates’ visit would be more than a formality as, specific results were expected.

Freitas do Amaral added that he and the Angolan prime minister had discussed issues of bilateral interest such as increasing cooperation and the interest of some Portuguese companies in investing in and exporting to Angola. (macauhub)