Angola and South Africa to cut need for entry visas

31 January 2007

Luanda, Angola, 31 Jan – The governments of Angola and South Africa have agreed to do away with the need for reciprocal entry visas on the passports of citizens from both their countries, Angolan newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.

The paper said that issues relating to political and diplomatic relations between the two countries were at the heart of a meeting held at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, which brought together the Angolan External Relations Minister, João Bernardo de Miranda and his South African counterpart, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

Speaking to the Angolan press, Bernardo de Miranda said that the visas would be dropped as soon as a bilateral cooperation commission met next April or May, as the issue involved other institutions such as the Ministries of the Interior, via their respective Border Police and Migration Services. (macauhub)