The provincial director of Social Welfare (MINARS) in northern Zaire province, Manuel José António, Friday reaffirmed the government availability to allow the foreigners to live in the country, since they legalise they status.
The official said so during the welcome ceremony of 36 citizens from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who arrived Friday in Mbanza-Kongo city, Zaire province, holding passports and visas issued from the Embassy of Angola in Kinshasa.
According to him, the Angolan government has never denied that foreign citizens could live in Angolan territory should they comply with the immigration procedure in force in Angola.
Just having a passport and a visa issued by the country's embassy in the DRC is enough, he reiterated.
The Director said that the citizens from DRC, among men and women, have come to the reunion of their Angolan spouses, who last year returned to the country of origin, under the organised voluntary repatriation process.