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Head of US diplomacy visits Angola this Monday with focus on trade relations

The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, meets this Monday in Luanda with the President, João Lourenço, during his official visit to the country, focused on trade relations and cooperation.


Angola is the second country that the head of US diplomacy visits in this tour of sub-Saharan Africa, after having been in Senegal and before moving on to Ethiopia, in what is the first visit by a member of Donald Trump's administration to the region in over a year and a half.

"Angola and the United States of America have excellent mutually advantageous cooperation relations in several areas," said Manuel Augusto, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, pointing out politics and diplomacy, defense and security, business sector, industry, oil, health, education, technology and telecommunications as the main areas of Angola-US cooperation.

This African country is considered by the US administration as a country with great potential for a lasting economic partnership.
The programme of the 24 hour visit to Angola begins at 10am with an audience at the Presidential Palace of Cidade Alta, where it will be hosted by the President, João Lourenço.

Mike Pompeo, who is accompanied by a high-level delegation, will follow an hour later for a working meeting with his counterpart, Manuel Augusto.

The visit continues at 12pm with a visit to the Coin Museum, where Pompeo "will participate in a round table with business leaders," the MIREX press release states.

After a lunch with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the US Secretary of State is expected to meet women entrepreneurs, as well as meet members of the US diplomatic mission accredited in Angola.

Mike Pompeo will leave Luanda in the middle of the afternoon for Ethiopia.

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