Angola: President of Sao Tome and Principe visits Angola

Luanda — The President of Sao Tome and Principe, Carlos Manuel Vila Nova, begins a state visit to Angola on Monday.

Carlos Vila Nova arrived in the Angolan capital on Sunday evening and was received by the country’s Foreign Minister, Téte António.

The president of Sao Tome is due to meet his Angolan counterpart and attend the plenary session of the National Assembly (Parliament), where he will deliver a speech and sign the honor book.

Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe formalized their bilateral cooperation relations in February 1978, through a General Friendship and Cooperation Agreement, and the Joint Commission created in January 1980.

In 1995, the two countries signed a reciprocal investment protection agreement, aimed at creating favorable conditions to stimulate private initiatives and intensify economic cooperation between the two states.

In 2019, the two Portuguese-speaking African nations identified new areas of cooperation, including tourism, transport and the exploitation of hydrocarbons.

Both countries are members of the Portuguese Language Community (CPLP) and the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) maintaining politico-diplomatic relations in these and other areas of cooperation.

The Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, an African archipelago located near the equator, in the Gulf of Guinea area. It is part of a volcanic chain with impressive rock and coral formations, as well as tropical forests and beaches.

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