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The Foreign Minister of Angola, Georges Chikoti, will make an official visit to Brazil on November 12 and 13, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Brazilian recognition of the independence of Angola and of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
On November 13, Ministers Georges Chikoti and Mauro Vieira will hold a work meeting to discuss the main themes on the bilateral agenda and to address regional and multilateral issues, continuing the talks held last April, during Minister Vieira's official visit to Luanda.
The two Ministers will also open the seminar "40 Years of the Brazilian Recognition of the Independence of Angola", organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation, to be held on November 13, at the Itamaraty Palace.
Brazil was the first country to recognize the independence of Angola. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, ties of friendship and cooperation have become stronger. Common interests and objectives shared by the two nations have led to the establishment, in 2010, of the Brazil-Angola Strategic Partnership. Dialogue between the two countries covers a variety of areas and is reflected in successful initiatives, including cooperation in education and defense.
Angola is one of the largest trading partners of Brazil in Africa. Between 2006 and 2014, bilateral trade grew by over 80%, reaching US$ 2.37 billion last year.