Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is expected in Angola on Friday (25th) for a two-day visit aimed to boost bilateral cooperation and the historical links between the two countries.
This was confirmed by Brazil Agency “ Agência Brasil”, adding that Lula da Silva will have a private meeting and an extended one with his counterpart João Lourenço, on the first day of the visit in Luanda.
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The source states that the Brazilian Head of State will also participate in seminar in National Assembly where he will talk about the project in the Cunene Valley.
The agenda also includes participation in a business event expected to gather
The two countries will also sign memorandums in the fields of agriculture, data processing, health and education are planned.
President Lula da Silva arrives in Luanda from Johannesburg, South Africa, where he attends the 15th Summit of the BRICS on 22-24 August.
BRICS is a bloc of countries with emerging economies that comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
After Luanda, according to the source, Lula da Silva will travel to Príncipe, São Tomé and Príncipe, to participate in the 14th Conference of Heads of State of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).
At the Conference, São Tomé and Príncipe will succeed Angola in the rotating presidency of the organisation, for a two-year term.
Created on July 17, 1996, the CPLP comprises Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe and East Timor as members.
Cooperation between Angola and Brazil began to take shape on June 11, 1980, with the signing of the Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation Agreement.
Under this agreement, the two countries developed bilateral cooperation in the areas of health, culture, public administration, professional training, education, environment, sports, statistics and agriculture.
Brazil was the first country in the world to recognise Angola’s independence, proclaimed on November 11, 1975, by then President António Agostinho Neto.