President of Angola invited for an official visit to Brazil

13 December 2019

The President of Angola received an invitation to make an official visit to Brazil, from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and passed on by the Minister for Foreign Relations, Ernesto Fraga Araújo, on Thursday in Luanda, the Angolan press reported.

At the end of the hearing granted to him, the Brazilian minister said that the Brazilian government would continue to participate in Angola’s process of development and growth, particularly through private sector investments.

As part of the visit by the Minister for Foreign Relations, on Thursday in Luanda Angola and Brazil signed a cooperation agreement on security and internal order.

During a meeting with his Angolan counterpart, Manuel Augusto, Araújo said that his trip to Africa, which included stops in Angola, Cabo Verde, Nigeria and Senegal, is “testament to the commitment that Brazil wants to have with the African continent,” and an “expression of the New Brazil” of Jair Bolsonaro.

The two countries established diplomatic relations on 12 November 1975, and Brazil was the first country to recognise the independence of Angola, proclaimed on 11 November 1975.

Five years later, in 1980, Angola and Brazil signed the General Agreement for Economic Technical-Scientific and Cultural Cooperation that is the basis for the development of bilateral cooperation and in 2010 the two countries signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement. (macauhub)