Angola: President of Sao Tome confident in strengthening relations

Luanda — The President of the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe Carlos Vila Nova expressed Wednesday in Luanda his satisfaction and confidence in the strengthening of relations with Angola in different areas.

Speaking at a press conference following a meeting with his Angolan counterpart, João Lourenço, the visiting president also expressed his satisfaction with the decision to resume the Bilateral Commission between the two countries which, after 15 years of inactivity, will meet at the end of this month, in the city of Praia (São Tomé e Príncipe), where new ways of cooperation will be discussed.

“What moves us are very high and deep reasons, which have to do with the elevation of these relations, in the direction of improving the living conditions of the populations,” he said.

“After this visit and the working session we had, I’m sure we have a long way to go to improve the existing conditions,” he said.

Since Sunday (8) in Angola, for a three-day visit, Carlos Vila Nova said that “today I am even more sure that this trip will be strengthened and we will do it for the good of both countries and peoples “.

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

In 1995, they signed an agreement for the reciprocal protection of investments, with a view to creating favorable conditions to stimulate private initiatives and intensify economic cooperation between the two states.

Members of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and the Gulf of Guinea Commission (CGG), Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe maintain excellent political, diplomatic, cooperation and friendship relations.

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