ANGOLAN PRESIDENT LANDS IN PRETORIA, HIS FIRST STATE VISIT

PRETORIA, Angolan President JoAPound o Lourenco, arrived in Pretoria Thursday, as part of his first State visit to South Africa.

Ahead of a major government and business delegation, the Angolan Head of State will launch bases for effective and real cooperation with South Africa.

Lourenco will sign bilateral cooperation agreements with his host South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, in Pretoria.

Investments in various sectors and visa suppression in ordinary passports of both countries’ citizens, high on agenda of the visiting president on Thursday and Friday.

Should everything runs as planned, the visa waiver may come into force on Dec 1 this year.

JoAPound o Lourenco Thursday trip, his first State visit to South Africa, will also focus on strengthening of diplomatic relations between the two countries in the region.

They will also discuss the need to do away with migratory barriers, focus on free flow of peoples, without needing visas on their borders.

JoAPound o Lourenco had visited South Africa to attend some relevant event, including the opening of IX Ordinary Session of the Pan-African Parliament in 2011, where he participated as deputy Speaker of National Assembly.

This time, he was received with honors as Head of State by his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma. JoAPound o Lourenco was sworn in as Angolan president on Sept 26, 2017.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK