The Minister of External Relations Antonio de Aguiar Patriota will make an official visit to Angola on 21 July 2011, before the 16th Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (Luanda, 22 July 2011).
Brazil and Angola signed, in June 2010, a Strategic Partnership Declaration, a document that defines intended areas and priorities for technical cooperation, political concertation and economic integration. In a working meeting with the Minister of External Relations, Georges Chikoti, issues in the Strategic Partnership will be reviewed, as well as economic affairs, such as Brazilian investments in Angola, and African politics affairs, such as the coordination between both countries to support Guinea-Bissau, within CPLP.
The Angola International Fair (FILDA), in which 26 Brazilian companies will take part this year, will be held during the visit.
Angola is one of Brazil’s main trade partners in Africa and the second-largest purchaser of Brazilian products in the continent. Between 2002 and 2008, the bilateral trade flow increased more than twentyfold, currently amounting to US$ 1.44 billion. Angola is also the largest beneficiary of the Brazilian credit lines of the BNDES Exports Trust Fund.