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ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT 2023/01/18 06:25

The Secretary General of the National Assembly of Angola, Pedro Agostinho de Neri, and his Portuguese counterpart, Albino Azevedo Soares, have signed an agreement for the reinforcement of the Protocol of Cooperation between the two countries. As part of the agreement, the framework constitutes a cooperation mechanism in the parliamentary domain and strengthens the institutional capacity of the respective parliamentary administrations. According to de Neri, the Protocol of Cooperation focuses on parliamentary support, public relations, protocol and international relations, management of human, financial and property resources, documentation and information, information technologies, and communication for a period of three years with a final evaluation expected at the end of its term.

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ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT 2023/01/16 18:00

The Governments of Angola and Spain have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various sectors and expedite the implementation of signed agreements between the two countries. This follows a recent meeting in Luanda between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Angola, Manuel Maria Lejarreta. The Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement noting that the two entities held talks regarding matters of mutual interest, including the exchange of official visits, at the highest level, by delegations from both countries.

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ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT 2023/01/16 12:50

The Angolan Head of State, Joao Lourenco, held discussions with his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation. President Lourenco arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 15 January 2023, to participate in the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Forum, which is scheduled to take place today, 16 January 2023, to 20 January 2023. On Tuesday, 17 January 2023, President Lourenco is expected to deliver an address on the production of clean energy in Africa in a panel that will also include the Heads of State of Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The forum is set to convene over 50 Heads of State and other Government delegates to further environmental initiatives.

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ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT 2023/01/15 06:30

The Provincial Governor of Luanda, Gilson Carmelino, announced the death of five persons due to the torrential rainfall which occurred in Luanda between Thursday, 12 January 2023 and Friday, 13 January 2023. During a meeting held with the Civil Protection Commission, Carmelino stated that 2412 civilians had been affected, while 2181 residences had been destroyed during the rainfall. The corporation also added that the overflow of some rainwater retention and containment basins and the progression of ravines and water in a few streets caused difficulties in the mobility of people and vehicles. The Spokesperson for the Civil Protection and Fire Service assured that the re-profiling of the water retention and containment basins, the desilting of lines and the clearing of roads were carried out as a result of 23 trees destroyed.

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ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT 2023/01/15 06:10

Angola and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an agreement aimed at strengthening cooperation in the agricultural and migration sectors. The Angolan Ambassador to the UAE, Albino Malungo, during a meeting of the Board of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, reiterated the existing relations, confirming the previous relations between the two countries which include goods and raw materials such as ornamental stones, diamonds and oil. Angola and the UAE have established cooperation in the oil and gas, mining, trade and investment, energy, defence, transport, agriculture, fisheries, banking, telecommunications, finance, and tax sectors. Meanwhile, during the meeting in Abu Dhabi within the framework of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, discussions are focussed on global energy transition.

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ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT 2023/01/13 06:50

The Italian Ambassador to Angola, Cristiano Gallo, embarked on a working visit to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola, Tete Antonio, on 12 January 2023. Antonio noted that during the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral agreements between Angola and Italy and discussed ways to improve the current bilateral agreements.

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ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT 2023/01/12 06:30

The National Director of Mineral Resources in Angola, Paulo Tanganha, is expected to participate in the Minerals of the Future Forum scheduled for today, 12 January 2023, in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Angola will aim to establish contacts with strategic partners for the production of clean energy in the country. Representing Angola at the forum are the National Director of Mineral Resources, Paulo Tanganha, and Administrator, Lucombo Pedro. The event is expected to bring together more than six thousand participants, 200 speakers, more than 150 companies from 130 countries and more than 50 Ministers and Members of Government.

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ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ECONOMY 2023/01/11 20:00

The Export-Import Bank of China has signed a concessional loan framework agreement with the Angola Government to provide financial support for the Angolan National Broadband Network project. Under the agreement, China’s Export-Import Bank is expected to provide funding to the value of $249 million for the construction of a 2,000 kilometre (km) terrestrial optical cable in Angola and a submarine line connecting the enclave of Cabinda as well as the upgrading of the country’s telecommunications network. The agreement has been signed between the Chinese Ambassador to Angola, Gong Tao, and the Angolan Minister of Finance, Vera Daves de Sousa, in Luanda, the capital of Angola. The national broadband project is expected to allow high-speed network services in Angola’s remote regions, lower access costs, and strengthen the country’s digital economy. Minister de Sousa has stated that the framework agreement is further set to develop relations between Angola and China and promote economic and technical cooperation between the two countries.

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ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ANNOUNCEMENT 2023/01/11 07:00

The Ambassador of Israel to Angola, Oren Rosenblatt, embarked on a working visit to the Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tete Antonio, on 10 January 2023. Antonio noted that during the meeting, they discussed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation in the technology, environment, renewable energies and infrastructure sectors. Antonio further noted that they also discussed the projection of holding an economic forum between the two countries covering common interest areas.

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ANGOLA – LUANDA – LUANDA – ECONOMY 2023/01/10 19:00

Staff members from the National Agency for Mineral Resources (ANRM) are in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to chair meetings with strategic partners with a focus on producing clean energies in Angola. The visit follows the schedule of the Future Minerals Forum to occur on 11 January 2023 and 12 January 2023. The event is expected to host about 6,000 participants, including speakers, companies and representatives from several countries. During the meetings, the ANRM is expected to report on Angola’s geological and mining situation, including the mineral resources required to produce carbon-free energy, such as lithium, nickel, graphite, manganese, copper and other minerals. The delegation is also set to report the exchange regimes for the mining sector and the Visa Granting Regime for businesspeople.

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