First Angola-Portugal summit meeting to be held next November in Luanda

3 September 2013

The first Angola-Portugal summit, a bilateral meeting that will take place every two years, is scheduled for November of this year in Luanda, the Portuguese Foreign affairs Minister, Rui Machete said in the Angolan capital.

The Portuguese minister met with his Angolan counterpart, George Chikoti, Monday at a meeting that was marked by a discussion of the Syrian crisis with Portugal calling for military intervention within the scope of the United Nations and Angola opting for any military solution to the conflict.

Angola is competing for a non-permanent place on the UN Security Council, and has the support of most African nations and organisations, and Chikoti had previously been given a guarantee from Portugal to support the Angolan application.

Reciprocal investment by Portuguese and Angolans, cooperation at a university level and an easier visa process were some of the other issues discussed by the Portuguese and Angolan minister. (macauhub)