On Tuesday, the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, arrived in Luanda for an official visit to Angola, the purpose of the visit being to enhance the dynamic nature of relations and trade between these two prominent African nations and to strengthen their cooperation across various sectors.
During his time in the Angolan capital, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will engage in discussions with his counterpart, João Lourenço, concerning the political and socio-economic progress in their respective countries. They will also address regional and continental matters of shared interest.
Angola considers it crucial to reinforce and expand bilateral cooperation with Egypt in several areas, from political diplomacy, defense, security, public order, and counterterrorism efforts, to sports, economy, health, education, and the oil and gas industry.
There are plans to sign a memorandum of understanding focused on the economy, groundwater management, and development. Luanda is set to host the inaugural meeting of the Angola-Egypt Bilateral Commission, with the date yet to be confirmed.
With Egypt in 3rd position and Angola in 7th, relations between two of Africa’s richest economies by GDP stems back to the General Agreement on Economic, Scientific, and Technical Cooperation signed in Luanda on 26 March 1987.