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Border between Angola and DRC reopens two years after closing

The border between Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reopens this Tuesday, after about two years of being closed due to covid-19. The formal reopening ceremony takes place at the Luvo post, in an act that counts with the presence of Eugénio Laborinho.


According to a statement from the Ministry of the Interior, the minister works this Tuesday in the province of Zaire.

During his stay in the province, Eugénio Laborinho, together with the multisectoral delegation he leads, will hold a working meeting with his counterpart from the DRC, Daniel Asselo Okito Wankoy, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Security, Decentralization and Customary, advance the note.

"At the meeting, the delegations of the two States will review the epidemiological situation on covid-19 in Angola and the DRC, as well as the health conditions for the reopening of the common border, namely in Cabinda, Zaire, Uíge, Malanje, Lunda Sul and Moxico", reads the statement.

The national delegation is also made up of Mário Caetano João, Minister of Economy and Planning, Pedro Makita Armando Júlia, Governor of Zaire Province, José Carvalho da Rocha, Governor of Uíge Province, Ernesto Muangala, Governor of Lunda Norte Province, Esmeralda Bravo Conde da Silva Mendonça, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Franco Cazembe Mufinda, Secretary of State for Public Health, Ivan do Prado, Secretary of State for Industry and Commerce, among others.

The DRC delegation, headed by Daniel Asselo Okito Wankoy, is made up of Guy Bandu Ndungidi, governor of the province of Central Congo, Samy Adubango Ahoto, deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, and the ambassador of that country accredited to Angola.

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