Angola: Interior Minister Visits Mozambique

Luanda – Angolan Interior minister A�ngelo de Barros Veiga Tavares is in Mozambique since Thursday for an official visit to strengthen cooperation ties between the two countries’ police institutions.

This is expressed in a note the Institutional and Press Communication Office of Interior Ministry sent to Angop, stressing that the visit will last four days.

According to the source, the visit is intended to strengthen cooperation ties in the filed of Security and Public Order as well as indentify new cooperation areas of common interests.

The cooperation relations between Angola and Mozambique are based on general Accord of Cooperation in the fields of Security and Internal Order signed in November 2013 in Luanda.

The Cooperation is also based on Additional Protocol of Cooperation in police field, signed in Luanda in June in 2008 between the police of Angola and Mozambique.

Such legal tools govern and set the cooperation guidelines between the parties, focused on the staff training, exchange of information, among other aspects related to the existing relations.

During his stay in Mozambique, the official will complete a negotiation process for the signing of visa facilitation agreement in ordinary passports.

A�ngelo de Barros Veiga Tavares will also be received in audience by Mozambican President, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.

The Interior minister is accompanied by general commander of National Police, Commissioner general Ambrosio de Lemos, general directors of Criminal Investigation Service (SIC), Migration and Foreigners Department (SME) Fire fighter Department.

Joining the delegation also national directors of Office for Studies, Information and Analysis (GEIA) of Interior Ministry, Exchange and Cooperation and a representative of Foreign Affairs Ministry.