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Angola and Ivory Coast Sign 12 Cooperation Agreements During Presidential Visit

Angola and Ivory Coast are set to solidify their bilateral relations by signing 12 cooperation agreements, as reported by the Angolan Presidency. The agreements were signed during the official visit of Angolan President João Lourenço to Ivory Coast on June 27th and 28th. President Lourenço travelled to Abidjan today, where he engaged in discussions with his Ivorian counterpart, President Alassane Ouattara. The talks focused on enhancing bilateral relations and exploring new avenues for cooperation, particularly in the industrial and agricultural sectors. The visit underscores the commitment of both nations to deepen their diplomatic and economic ties.

Luís Fernando, the head of Institutional Communication and Press Affairs for the Angolan Presidency, highlighted that the President’s itinerary includes a meeting with the Angolan community residing in Ivory Coast. President Lourenço was also honored with the key to the city of Abidjan and was proclaimed as an “Honorary Citizen of Abidjan.” In preparation for President Lourenço’s visit, Angolan Foreign Minister Téte António arrived in Abidjan on Tuesday. He was welcomed by Wotabola Ouattara, the Delegate Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Integration, and Ivorians Abroad. This preparatory visit sets the stage for high-level discussions and the signing of the agreements.

The forthcoming agreements signify a major step in strengthening bilateral cooperation between Angola and Ivory Coast. Both countries have expressed a mutual desire to explore collaborative opportunities, especially in sectors such as agriculture, which is expected to benefit significantly from the new legal instruments. The visit by President Lourenço is a testament to the growing friendship and strategic partnership between Angola and Ivory Coast. These agreements will open new horizons for cooperation, fostering economic growth and development in both nations. As Angola and Ivory Coast prepare to embark on this new chapter of cooperation, the international community will be watching closely to see how these agreements will shape the future relations between the two countries.