Angola: Sao Tome President Ends Visit to Angola

Luanda — President of São Tomé and Príncipe Carlos Vila Nova left Luanda Wednesday after a three-day state visit to Angola.

At Luanda's 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, Sao Tome Head of State received farewell greetings from the Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, among other entities.

On the first day (Monday) of the visit, the president of São Tomé and Príncipe met with his Angolan counterpart, João Lourenço, and delivered speech in National Assembly's plenary session.

Still, on the first day, the Sao Tome Head of State visited the António Agostinho Neto Memorial and got in touch with the functioning of the Agostinho Neto University.

On Tuesday, Carlos Vila Nova traveled to Namibe province, where, among other activities, he visited the Fisheries Academy in that province on the south coast of Angola.

Before leaving Luanda, this Wednesday, the President Carlos Vila Nova went to the Presidential Palace of Cidade Alta to bid farewell to his Angolan counterpart, João Lourenço.

Bilateral cooperation

Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe formalized cooperation in February 1978, with a General Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation. In January 1980, the two countries created the Bilateral Joint Commission.

In 1995, they signed an agreement for the Reciprocal Protection of Investments to stimulate private initiatives and intensify economic cooperation between the two states.

In 2019, the parties identified areas for a new cooperation strategy, with stress to the tourism, transport and hydrocarbon exploration sectors.

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