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Brazilian president starts official visit to Angola with signing of agreements on the agenda

The President of Brazil starts this Friday a two-day official visit to Angola with a reinforced delegation, which includes an economic forum and meetings with the Angolan counterpart and the Brazilian community.


The official program of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's visit begins with the laying of a wreath on the sarcophagus of the first President, António Agostinho Neto, and then on to the Presidential Palace, where he will meet with the Angolan head of state, John Lawrence.

After the meeting of the two heads of state, agreements will be signed in various areas of cooperation, namely in the sectors of agriculture, health, education, on small and medium-sized companies, data processing in public administration, transport.

In the afternoon, a formal session is scheduled in the National Assembly and on this first day, an Economic Forum between Angola and Brazil will take place, with the participation of 500 businessmen and whose closure will be attended by the two presidents.

On Saturday, Lula da Silva will inaugurate a new space at the Guimarães Rosa Institute (Centro de Cultura Angola-Brasil) and will meet with the Brazilian community residing in Angola, closing the official visit program at the Presidential Palace.

The Brazilian community in Angola has around 27,000 people and is, according to the Brazilian ambassador in Luanda, Rafael Vidal, "by far" the largest in Africa.

Lula da Silva's entourage includes six ministers - including those of Health, Human Rights, Racial Equality and Foreign Affairs -, the largest entourage ever on Lula da Silva's visits abroad, and 170 Brazilian businessmen.

Lula da Silva leaves Luanda on Sunday morning, heading to São Tomé and Príncipe to participate in the XIV Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).


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