Angola uses French satellites for Earth observation

20 May 2019

Angola will use French Earth observation satellites under a recently signed agreement between the two countries’ governments, the Angolan Foreign Minister said on Friday in Paris.

Manuel Augusto, speaking to Radio France Internationale (RFI), said that the agreement will involve Airbus, on the French side, as the technical partner, and the Angolan Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology.

The two ministers also signed an agreement to exchange information on the restrictions and implementation of the Earth observation agreement, according to the Angop news agency.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto met with the Deputy Director General of the French Development Agency (AFD), Bertrand Walckemaer, with whom he analysed the Angolan potential for new investments by French entrepreneurs.

During the three-day visit, which ended Friday, Manuel Augusto made Angola’s application to become an observer member of the International Organization of Francophonie official, in a document handed over on Wednesday to the organisation’s director-general, Louise Mushikiwabo. (Macauhub)