São Tomé and Príncipe and Angola discuss enhanced cooperation in fisheries, tourism, transport and oil

Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe are expected to conclude negotiations leading to a new strategy to re-launch bilateral cooperation, the Angolan Secretary of State for International Cooperation said on Monday in São Tomé.

Domingos Custódio Vieira Lopes was speaking at the opening of the multi-sector meeting between technicians and policymakers from the two countries that will draft the new strategy, which aims to strengthen cooperation in the fisheries, tourism, transport and oil sectors.

Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe have cooperative relations in the political, diplomatic and economic fields, in addition to relations within the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and African Countries with Portuguese as an Official Language (PALOP).

Angola is the only fuel supplier to the São Tomé archipelago through the fuel distributor of state oil company Sonangol, Empresa Nacional de Combustíveis e Óleo. (Macauhub)