Portugal and Germany send envoys to Angola


Portugal's minister of State and Foreign Affairs Paulo Portas has arrived in Angola for a two-day visit, a government official has said.

According to a statement from Angola’s minister of Foreign Affairs Georges Chicoty, Mr Portas will meet President Jose Eduardo dos Santos during the visit.

Angola is boosting its investment in its former colonial power, caught up in the Euro-zone debt crisis.

Luanda’s investments in Lisbon have risen sharply in recent years.

“Regarding the economic crisis, we are going to find solutions. Angola will keep cooperating with Portugal,” Angola’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Angela Bragança told journalists in Luanda.

Angola and Portugal are expected to sign new cooperation agreements in several fields.

Meanwhile, German Chancellor's Personal Representative for Africa Gunter Nooke arrived in Luanda on Tuesday for a five-day visit.

“This visit aims at reinforcing bilateral ties after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the country in June 2011,” German embassy in Luanda said in a statement.

Mr Nooke is accompanied by a business delegation.

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