According to the order signed by President João Lourenço, the decision took into account that the ILO has sub-regional offices in Africa, but "none of these have Portuguese as their working language".
In the case of Angola, it is part of the country-office-Kinshasa. It covers the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon and Chad, all of whom speak French.
For the realization of this ILO office in Luanda, the President of the Republic determined the creation of "a Multisectoral Technical Working Group in charge of elaborating, implementing and evaluating technical and infrastructure diplomatic strategies" for this opening.
The group will "elaborate, approve and implement the diplomatic and cooperation strategy with the governing bodies of the ILO, with a view to formalizing the intention of the Republic of Angola to open an ILO Country-Sub-Regional Office in Luanda, in order to to serve the PALOP".
This technical group will be supported by the National Commission for the ILO, according to the Presidential Dispatch.