State oil companies of Angola and Chile signed cooperation agreement

13 August 2014

The state-owned oil companies of Angola and Chile, respectively Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis (Sonangol) and Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (Enap), signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday in Luanda during the visit to Angola by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.

The agreement was signed at the Presidential Palace in Luanda and preceded by the reading of a joint statement concerning the meeting between the two heads of state and the working sessions on bilateral relations undertaken by ministerial delegations from the two countries.

The document indicates that the energy, mining, agro-industry and hydrocarbon commercialisation sectors will be given priority in bilateral cooperation. Other focuses include personnel training, higher education, science, technology, innovation and management.

Bachelet, who left Angola on Tuesday, expressed interest in establishing triangular cooperation with other South American countries and in boosting south-south cooperation as a way to achieve higher levels of social and economic growth.

Angola and Chile established diplomatic relations in 1990. (macauhub/AO)