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Angola and Namibia plan to open new border posts later this year

Angola and Namibia intend to open new posts on the border later this year. On the Angolan side, the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Cuando Cubango could become the future ‘home’ of these new posts.


This measure is intended to promote trade and solidarity relations between the two countries and, according to Simão Milagres, director of Institutional Communication and Press at the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME), this desire is the result of the collaboration that exists between Angola and Namibia in the migratory domain.

Cited by Angop, the official – who was speaking at the opening of the second bilateral meeting between the SME and the Directorate for Migration and Citizenship Control of the Republic of Namibia – revealed that the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Cuando Cubango could host the new posts.

On the Namibian side, new stations may open in Ruacaná, Oshikango and Rundu.

There are several people in both countries who need to "make their own lives" and reach a general consensus, based on Articles 2 and 3 of the visa simplification and exemption protocol between the two countries, said the official, quoted by Angop.

Regarding the request for a visa to travel in both countries, the official clarified that it fell with the emergence of the citizen's card: "In the case of Angola, there was a need to issue a border resident card, but with the appearance of the citizen's single card, this document that gives access to issue the crossing pass for residents along the border becomes easier", he said, quoted by Angop.

On the occasion, Maria João Chipalavela, deputy provincial governor of Huíla for the Political, Social and Economic sector, stressed that the "meeting will further consolidate cooperation between the two sister countries, in the migratory field, with a view to the entry and exit of citizens Angolans and Namibians to promote trade, capitalize on investors of interest and maintain ties of solidarity".

The event will last three days and aims to find answers to improve the circulation of the population of Angola and Namibia, among other issues.

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