Angola and Netherlands consider visa facilitation for businesspeople

10 July 2014

Delegations from Angola and the Netherlands have analysed the possibility of facilitating visa provision for businesspeople from both countries, Angola’s secretary of state for cooperation, Ângela Bragança said Wednesday in Luanda.

At the end of a meeting between the two delegations, the two sides concluded that facilitating visa issuance for businesspeople would drive economic cooperation and trade. The head of the Dutch delegation is the country’s Minister for Trade and International Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen.

Bragança said that the proposals presented would be evaluated on a sector level and added that the tow sides had discussed the future possibility of signing a memorandum of understanding on political consultations that would make dialogue more regular.

According to Angolan news agency Angop the secretary of state for cooperation also mentioned the possibility that Dutch airline KLM would increase the number of flights it offers to Angola, which is currently one a week.

The Minister for Trade and International Cooperation Monday began a two-day visit to Angola accompanied by representatives of 27 companies from the Netherlands. (macauhub/AO)