Angola and Portugal sign 11 new cooperation protocols
The Angolan and Portuguese authorities have signed 11 new protocols of cooperation, in a ceremony witnessed by the Heads of State João Lourenço and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
At the Presidential Palace, where the act was held, protocols were signed on Local Administration, Security and Internal Order, Declaration of intent on the Safety Convention, memoranda in the areas of Social Security, Education, Maritime and Port Activities, Simplification and Modernization As well as an agreement on the Remunerated Activities of family members of diplomatic and consular staff.
A Memorandum on the Training and Training of Technical and Diplomatic Officials was also initialed, a Protocol of Collaboration between the Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (Portugal) and the Institute for Support to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Angola), as well as The State Administration of Assets and Participation (IGAPE), and Parpública, Participações Publicas (SGPS.SA), the latter Portuguese.
With these understandings, Angola and Portugal total 35 protocols of cooperation already signed in the last seven months. The two countries maintain relations in the political, diplomatic, economic, commercial and cultural domains.
President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, who arrived in Luanda on Tuesday (05), began an official visit to Angola, which will take him to the cities of Lubango, Benguela, Catumbela and Lobito.