Angola preparing official visit by Brazil’s president Lula da Silva

Brazilian ambassador to Angola Rafael Vidal Monday in Luanda announced the coming soon of the President of Brazil Lula da Silva to Angola.

The diplomat announced the president Lula’s official visit to Angola during an audience granted by the Angolan Foreign Affairs minister, Teté António.

Rafael Vidal told the press that presidential visit will discuss the new projects and investments.

At the meeting, the Angolan minister said the country intends to negotiate a new credit line with the Brazilian government and replicate part of the agreements signed during the first term of President Lula da Silva.

The meeting served to discuss the need to increase bilateral cooperation and exchange visits between the delegations of the two countries, particularly at the highest level.

In January this year, President Lula da Silva said that Angola would be the first country in Africa to benefit from his visit due to the nature of the bilateral relationship and the role of Angola, which is the gateway to Brazil’s policy on Africa and the historical and economic weight of that relationship.

Available data shows that, in 2022, bilateral trade between the Southern African nation and the South America country totaled 700 million US dollars.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)