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Angola and Spain sign four bilateral cooperation memoranda

Angola and Spain signed four memoranda of understanding to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the areas of Agriculture and Fisheries, Transport, Industry and Trade.

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The legal instruments were signed this Thursday, at the Presidential Palace, in Luanda, between the Angolan and Spanish delegations, as part of the official visit to Angola by the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez.

According to a government statement to which VerAngola had access, the first document - linked to the Agriculture sector - was signed by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Angolan Communities, Domingos Custódio Vieira Lopes, and by the Secretary of State for Affairs Exteriors, Ibero-America and the Caribbean, Cristina Gallach Figueres.

The instrument aims to promote cooperation in the Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry and Food Development sectors, including aspects related to primary production, its transformation, added value and others.

The second memorandum of understanding will allow cooperation in the Fisheries and Aquaculture areas between the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Angola and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain, in order to promote sustainable development and improve efficiency and efficiency sector producers.

The third memorandum of understanding, signed by the Minister for Industry and Commerce, Victor Fernandes, and the Spanish Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Maria Reyes Maroto Illera, aims to promote institutional cooperation in the field of industrial policy, through exchange information and knowledge.

Minister Victor Fernandes said that Spain is a power in the field of industry, with which Angola wants to cooperate to develop agro-business, and in the future set up an industry that transforms raw material into finished product, counting on the experience of businessmen Spanish people.

The fourth memorandum of understanding between Angola and Spain concerns the Air Transport area. This agreement will guarantee the rights to operate international air services on certain routes.

With this agreement, periodic air frequencies between Luanda and Madrid will be resumed and training actions aimed at civil aviation personnel will be carried out to improve the management of airport infrastructures, air control and navigation safety.

The Minister of Transport, Ricardo de Abreu said that, within the scope of the ongoing reforms, it is intended that Spanish partners can enter the Angolan market as investors and participants in the development effort of the aeronautical sector.

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