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Angola and Czech Republic sign memorandum on political consultations

A memorandum of understanding on political consultations was signed this Wednesday between Angola and the Czech Republic. The signing of the document took place in Prague, the capital of that European country, and was witnessed by João Lourenço and his counterpart Petr Pavel.


The first day of the head of state's official visit to the Czech Republic was also marked by the reception of João Lourenço at Prague Castle.

"Compliance with the program began with the welcoming ceremony at Prague Castle, where military honors were given to the Angolan head of state. Subsequently, the two presidents led the conversations between both delegations, which served to define the areas of interest for future cooperation", reads a note from CIPRA, to which VerAngola had access.

According to the statement, "the dialogue led to the signing of a first instrument that paves the way for the conclusion of specific sectoral agreements, the Memorandum of Understanding on Political Consultations between the Republic of Angola and the Czech Republic".

Speaking to the press, after signing the agreement on political consultations, João Lourenço expressed the country's interest in collaborating with the Czech Republic in the sectors of agriculture, manufacturing industry, defense, higher education, science and technology and tourism, adding that the country is open to cooperation in these areas, considering that, that European country presents many developments with regard to the agricultural and industrial sectors, as well as having experience in the modernization of armed forces, writes Angop.

The head of state also said that after signing this memorandum, Angola and the Czech Republic are ready to sign other agreements in more concrete areas, such as the protection and reciprocal promotion of investment, etc.

He also considered that the country is "creating a good business environment", which is why it has been attracting foreign private investment. "Angola is creating a good business environment and for this reason it is attracting foreign private investment in order to develop its economy," he said, quoted by Angop.

Regarding the visit itself, João Lourenço considered that this will contribute to boosting relations between both countries. Furthermore, he also made it known that he extended an invitation to his counterpart from the Czech Republic, to visit Angola, as soon as the foreign ministers of both countries identify dates, writes Angop.

It should be noted that João Lourenço's agenda in that European country also includes visits to the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic, among other moments, for this Wednesday.

João Lourenço leaves the Czech capital on Thursday, February 22nd.


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