Angola and Portugal sign 11 new cooperation protocols

7 March 2019

Angola and Portugal on Wednesday in Luanda signed 11 new cooperation protocols, during a ceremony attended by President João Lourenço of Angola and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal.

The documents signed by the Foreign Ministers of both countries are focused on Local Administration, Security and Internal Order, Administrative Simplification and Modernisation, as well as an agreement on the paid activities of family members of diplomatic and consular staff.

A Memorandum on the Training of Technical and Diplomatic Officials was also signed, along with a collaboration protocol between the Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (Portugal) and the Institute for Support to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Angola), as well as between the Institute of Asset Management and State Stakeholdings of Angola and Portuguese counterpart Parpública, Participações Publicas de Portugal.

With these documents, Angola and Portugal have signed a total of 35 cooperation protocols in the last seven months.

Rebelo de Sousa, who arrived in Luanda on Tuesday, on Wednesday began an official visit to Angola, which will take him to the cities of Lubango, Benguela, Catumbela and Lobito. (Macauhub)