Brazilian President expected in Angola for agreements on defense and sustainable tourism

The Brazilian President, Lula da Silva, is due to visit Angola in August, the Brazilian ambassador in Luanda told the media, noting the “high expectations” and prospects for strengthening cooperation in areas such as tourism and defense.
With no dates yet set, the expectation of the Brazilian government and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is that the visit will take place under the presidency of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), currently held by Angola, to Sao Tome and Principe, so it is still dependent on confirmation of the CPLP summit, which should take place in late August.
“Expectations are the highest. President Lula has already indicated that he wants Angola to be the first country in Africa to be visited by the nature of the bilateral relationship, by Angola’s role, which is the gateway to Brazil’s policy for Africa, by the historical and economic weight of the relationship”, Rafael Vidal declared.
The diplomat said that a series of understandings are being prepared in the area of sustainable tourism and defense, including the training and capacity building of Angolan troops to join the United Nations rapid intervention forces in Africa, as well as agreements in the maritime and land transport sector and instruments to implement the cooperation agreement in the area of irrigated agriculture.

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