LUANDA– The Republic of South Africa will continue to work to increase cooperation with Angola at “higher levels,” President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Friday in Luanda after a four-hour visit to Angola, where he met his Angolan counterpart Joao Lourenco.
At a press conference at Luanda’s “4 de Fevereiro” International Airport, the South African leader said that some areas of cooperation will be intensified for the economic development of both countries, while new sectors will be identified so that South African investment can be made in Angola and vice versa.
He added that both countries continue working to develop excellent bilateral cooperation in the areas of tourism, infrastructure, trade, energy, mines and agriculture, among others.
Angola and South Africa are the largest economies and military powers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
They have as their legal instruments, among others, a General Agreement on Economic, Scientific and Technical-Cultural Cooperation signed in April 1998 and an Agreement for the Establishment of the Bilateral Cooperation Commission, which started in November 2000.
Bilateral relations were strengthened last November in South Africa, during the first state visit of Joao Lourenco, with the signing of several agreements, especially the visas waiver deal on ordinary passports.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK