Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff arrives in Angola for official visit

20 October 2011

Luanda, Angola, 20 Oct – The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, arrived in Angola Wednesday and is due to begin an official 48-hour visit Thursday to boost two-way cooperation, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

On this, her first visit to Luanda, Rousseff is joined by the minister for Foreign Relations, António Patriota and minister for Development, Fernando Pimentel, by the representative of the Secretariat for Policies to Promote Racial Equality, Luiza Barros, and a by a group of Brazilian businesspeople.

The multi-year plan for bilateral cooperation, focused on economic, scientific and technical activity, is due to be revised Thursday, amongst other issued of interest to both countries.

The schedule for the visit includes a private meeting between the two heads of state, which will take place at the same time as official talks between the ministerial delegations.

The visit by the Brazilian Head of State to Angola is part of a short tour of some African countries, which took her to South Africa, to the IBAS group (India, Brazil and South Africa) summit and later to Mozambique. (macauhub)