Norway and Angola

Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs visits Norway

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola, Manuel Augusto, visited the Kingdom of Norway on the 8th of June, for the annual political consultations between Angola and Norway. The political consultations were co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola, Mr Manuel Augusto and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide.

The two Ministers reviewed regional and multilateral issues of common interest. The Parties also addressed questions concerning the strengthening of bilateral cooperation, particularly in sectors other than oil.  The dialogue took place in a climate of great cordiality, reflecting the good relations between the two countries, and the two ministers signed a communiqué at the end of their meeting

During his stay in Norway, Minister Manuel Domingos Augusto also had meetings with the State Secretary for International Development Mr. Jens Frølich Holte, and with the Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Parliament, Ms. Anniken Huitfeldt. Further,Mr Augusto lectured at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs on the “Regional and Global Role of Angola as the Country Faces Internal Political Changes." where State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms Marianne Hagen also had an intervention. Mr Augusto also had meetings with the Norwegian business community, with both companies already present in Angola, such as, Equinor, Aker Solutions and Norfund, and companies interested in investing in Angola.

Political consultations in 2019 will take place in Angola and Minister Augusto invited Minister Søreide, to visit the Republic of Angola. The invitation was kindly accepted.