The Minister of External Relations of Angola, Georges Chikoti, visited Brasília on December 5, when he had a working meeting with Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota.
Angola now holds the Presidencies of the Community of Portuguese-Language Countries (CPLP) and of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).
The Foreign Ministers reviewed the main bilateral affairs and discussed ongoing projects addressed by the Heads of State of the two countries when President Dilma Rousseff visited Luanda last October.
The talks were held under the Brazil-Angola Strategic Partnership, which was agreed upon in June 2010. Among the issues that were examined are education, health, cooperation on agriculture, public management, science and technology, energy and industry. Migration and consular affairs and Equatorial Guinea’s accession process to full CPLP membership were also addressed.
Trade exchange between Brazil and Angola rose nearly sevenfold in the last ten years. In 2010, when Angola ranked as Brazil’s fifth largest partner in Africa, the bilateral trade flow reached US$ 1.44 billion. From January to October 2011, trade exchange amounted to US$ 1.143 billion.