Meeting of the Brazil-Angola High-Level Bilateral Commission, co-chaired by Foreign Ministers Mauro Vieira and Georges Chikoti
The Foreign Ministers of Brazil and Angola talk to the press after the imposition of the Grand Cross of the National Order of the Southern Cross to Minister Georges Chikoti, by Minister Mauro Vieira
Minister Mauro Vieira vists the National Museum of Military History of Angola
Photos: Press Office/MFA
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mauro Vieira, will make an official visit to Angola on April 13 and 14. In Luanda, he will co-chair with Foreign Minister Georges Chikoti the meeting of the Brazil-Angola High-Level Bilateral Commission, when they will address the bilateral agenda, in addition to regional and global themes.
This is the second visit of Minister Mauro Vieira to Angola since he became Minister of Foreign Affairs, which reflects the significant level of the bilateral relations and the strategic partnership between the two countries, established in 2010.
Common interests and close historical and cultural ties diversify the dialogue with Angola and make that country one of the biggest partners of Brazil in Africa and in the Community of Portuguese Language Speaking Countries (CPLP).
The visit also represents an opportunity to search for new fields of economic cooperation. Growing over 10% per year at the beginning of this century, and with a expectation of growth of over 3% for the next years, Angola may become one of the main markets for Brazilian products and services. In 2015, the bilateral trade flow reached USD 679 million, with balance surplus of USD 647 million to Brazil.
At present there are important reciprocal investments, with emphasis on the presence of the Angolan oil company Sonangol in Brazil and of Brazilian companies in several sectors in that country.
Brazil was the first country to recognize the independence of Angola. In November 2015, the two countries celebrated 40 years of the Brazilian recognition of the independence of Angola and of the establishment of diplomatic relations.