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Heads of government of Spain and Angola meet in Luanda

The head of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, is due to make a working visit to Luanda this Thursday, the highest point of which is the meeting with President João Lourenço, with a view to strengthening cooperation between the two countries.

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Pedro Sánchez, who arrived in the country on Wednesday night accompanied by an extensive delegation, included by businessmen, begins his visit program with an Angola-Spain Business Forum, in which he must make his speech at the end.

After the forum, Pedro Sánchez will proceed to the meeting with the head of state, at the Presidential Palace, in Cidade Alta, where talks will take place between the ministerial delegations.

According to the program, interventions by Pedro Sánchez de João Lourenço are foreseen at the opening of the talks.

The signing of four legal instruments, between agreements and memoranda of understanding, in the areas of air transport, industry, fisheries and agriculture, should take place at the end of the talks, followed by statements to the press by Pedro Sánchez and João Lourenço.

Before leaving the country, bound for Senegal, the head of the Spanish Government will visit an electrical substation, with the participation of Spain, and the Salesian college Dom Bosco, both in Luanda.

"We want to make this decade the decade of Spain in Africa," said the head of the Spanish Government last week, adding that "Spain is getting closer to Africa and Africa is getting closer to Spain and also to Europe".

At the time, Sánchez presented the "Focus Africa 2023" plan, which he hopes will mark a turning point in relations of all kinds with the African continent, in order to achieve a new strategic partnership in which Madrid can lead the European Union's action with this part of the world.

Luanda is the first stage of a short trip to Africa that will also take Pedro Sánchez to Senegal, on Friday.

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