Angola and Portugal strengthen cooperation

Luanda – A cooperation programme between the Angolan Parliament and the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal, to be implemented between the years 2017 and 2018, was signed last Thursday in Luanda, as part of a visit by the secretary-general of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic, Albino de Azevedo Soares.

The official visit, running from 8 to 10 March, 2017, aims to strengthen ties of friendship and bilateral cooperation between the parliamentary administrations of both countries, ANGOP learned from the National Assembly source.

In addition to signing the cooperation programme, the agenda foresees meetings with the National Assembly Speaker and with the institution’s secretary general, respectively Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, and Pedro Agostinho de Neri.

The programme includes the evaluation of the exchange actions between the two parliamentary administrations, in the framework of the Cooperation Programme between the General Secretariats of both parliaments for the 2015/2016 biennium.

The Angolan Parliament is unicameral body and one of the organs of sovereignty consecrated in the Constitution, besides the President of the Republic and the Courts.

The National Assembly (Angolan Parliament) consists of 220 MPs elected by general elections.

The Parliament of Portugal is made up by a single chamber, called Assembly of the Republic.

Source: Angola Press News Agency