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Africa News of Sunday, 12 September 2021


Angola and UAE and prepare cooperation agreements

President of Angola, Joao Lourenco President of Angola, Joao Lourenco

Several cooperation agreements between Angola and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the air, road, agriculture, mining, energy, and trade sectors should be signed this year, within the framework of the partnership between the two countries.

With this purpose, the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, received in the audience, this Sunday, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the UAE, Sheik Shakbbot Nahayan Mabarak Al-Nahyan.

Speaking to the press at the end of the meeting, the Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, who attended the hearing, stated that the two countries are working to translate the actions into practice.

"What is intended is for investment by the United Arab Emirates to take place in various sectors of the Angolan economy. It will be a healthy partnership, in the context of public investments," he assured.

Téte António stated that before the end of the current year, a high-level Angolan delegation will visit the United Arab Emirates with the aim of completing the signing of the aforementioned cooperation agreements.

Angola and the United Arab Emirates cooperate in the oil and gas, mining, trade and investment, energy, defence, transport, agriculture, fisheries, banking, telecommunications, and finance and tax sectors.

The United Arab Emirates is located in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula and borders Oman and Saudi Arabia.