Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is expected to arrive in Luanda on the 24th of August at night, or the following morning, the day he will meet in a private meeting with his counterpart, João Lourenço.
Then, the Brazilian head of state will “participate with a speech” in the National Assembly, said the secretary for Africa and the Middle East of Brazil, Carlos Duarte, when asked by Lusa, at a press conference at the Itamaraty Palace, in Brasília.
That same day, in the evening, the Brazilian President should close a seminar with businessmen from both countries, the director of the Africa Department, ambassador Ana Paula Simões Silva, told Lusa, on the sidelines of the event.
This development seminar will be attended by around 60 Brazilian businessmen from the food, pharmaceutical, agricultural and aviation machinery sectors, such as Embraer.
On the 26th of August, the President is expected to visit the Guimarães Rosa Institute, in Luanda, an institute dedicated to cultural diplomacy and education in Brazil, and a meeting with the Brazilian community in the country is also scheduled, said the ambassador Ana Paula Simões Silva.
During the visit, explained Carlos Duarte at a press conference, agreements on agriculture, data processing and support for small private entrepreneurs should be signed, matters of “great common interest for both countries”.
Memorandums of understanding in the areas of health and education are also included in the forecasts.
"It is a country that has an important relationship with Brazil", stressed the Brazilian secretary for Africa and the Middle East, recalling that the country was the "first to recognize Angola's independence".
Lula da Silva will arrive in Angola after participating in the BRICS summit (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), scheduled for August 22nd to 24th, in Johannesburg.
After his visit to Angola, the Brazilian President will attend the XIV Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), on 27 August, in the capital of São Tomé and Príncipe.