15 November 2012

Angola: Foreign Minister Sign Accord Adjustment With Brazil

Brasília — A complementary adjustment to the existing Accord of Strategic Partnership between Angola and Brazil was signed on Wednesday in Brasília by the Angolan and Brazilian Foreign Affairs Ministers, Georges Chicoty and António Patriota, respectively.

The accord was signed in the beginning of high level consultations established by the two ministers and aims to implement the programme of strategic partnership of technical cooperation in the sectors of agriculture, energy, transports, communications, education, health, culture and justice.

The referred adjustment establishes the areas for the conception and development of projects of technical cooperation in areas that are not identified.

After signing the accord, minister Georges Chicoty and his Brazilian counterpart a held a meeting, where the two agreed to take decisive steps on the facilitation of people circulation between Angola and Brazil, namely, the issues related to extension of visa period for entrepreneurs, students and medical assistance.

During the meeting with journalists, George Chicoty thanked the decision of the Brazilian government for granting residence to 1600 Angolan citizens who had a refugee statute.

On his turn, the Brazilian official said that his country is committed to contributing to the development of the Angolan economy in the sectors of agriculture, cattle breeding, industry and industry of defence.

He said that Brazil will continue to support Angola in the definition of its continental platform continental.

During the meeting, both officials strengthened the dialogue on controversial issues of the current world political situation, having been discussed African matters with emphasis on the situations DR Congo, Mali and Guinea Bissau.

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