Angola and Mozambique facilitate granting ordinary visas

16 February 2016

Angola and Mozambique agreed on the introduction of facilities to grant visas for ordinary passports of citizens of the two countries, in a document signed on Monday in Maputo.

The Interior Minister of Mozambique, Jaime Basílio Monteiro, said the agreement was in line with one of the fundamental objectives of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to encourage the development of policies aimed at the progressive elimination of obstacles to the free movement between Member states.

The Interior Minister of Angola, Ângelo Veiga Tavares, said in turn that the ratified agreement would allow the intensification of bilateral relations, particularly on the part of entrepreneurs.

“Our wish is for businesspeople to have no more difficulties in transactions that involve both countries,” said the minister, adding that the two governments were making efforts to increase the level of cooperation on security.

Initially the negotiations for the introduction of facilities in granting visas will cover multiple visas valid for 90 days.

Preparations are underway, however, for visas to be abolished between Angola and Mozambique, an a technical committee has been set up to monitor and assess the agreement that has just been signed. (macauhub/MZ)