ANGOP - Angola Press News AgencyANGOP - Angola Press News Agency

Go to homepage



Home » News » Politics

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:49 - Updated Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:50

French President visits Angola in May

Luanda - The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, will visit Angola next May, announced today (Wednesday), in Luanda, the French ambassador to the country, Sylvain Itté.

Send by email

To share this news by email, fill out the information below and click Send


To report errors in the texts of articles published, fill out the information below and click Send

1 / 1

Presidente João Lourenço durante a audiência com Franck Paris

Photo: Francisco Miúdo

President João Lourenço (right) welcomes French President special adviser

Photo: Francisco Miúdo

The confirmation was given by the French diplomat, at the end of an audience that the Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, granted to the Special Adviser to the French Presidency for Africa, Franck Paris.

Speaking to the press, Sylvain Itté did not advance the likely dates of the visit, but stressed that the matter was also raised in today's meeting.

The trip by the French statesman should take place a year after the Angolan counterpart paid an official visit to France in 2019.

France was the first European country that João Lourenço officially visited, after taking office as President of the Republic of Angola, on 26 September 2017.

Macron's Message

During today's meeting, Angolan statesman, João Lourenço, received a message from the French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in which the strengthening of friendship and bilateral cooperation is emphasized.

The message was delivered by the special advisor, Franck Paris.
Angola-France cooperation

Diplomatic relations between the two states were established in February 1976.

The bases for bilateral cooperation were created in 1982, with the signing of the General Cooperation Agreement.

The two countries share diverse economic interests.

Bilateral trade reached 1.4 billion euros in 2013. In 2014, imports from France to Angola reached an estimated value of 770 million euros. Imports are basically made up of equipment for use in the oil industry, food products and various consumer goods.

Angola exports crude oil to France. The French company Total became the first oil operator in Angola, with a daily production of around 650,000 barrels per day.

The two countries have strong cultural and scientific cooperation, especially in the field of higher education.

This cooperation was reinforced by signing the agreement between the Government of Angola and France in the field of Higher Education and staff training, valid for five years, signed on 29 April 2014.

Statistical data indicate that the French community in Angola is estimated at three thousand residents, while the Angolan community in France is around fifteen thousand.

Read also
  • 12/02/2020 12:37:34

    Attorney General's Office confiscates properties in Luanda

    Luanda - The Attorney General's Office (PGR) announced last Tuesday the seizure of more than 1,000 unfinished properties, buildings, shipyards and lands in the satellite city of Vida Pacífica (Zango Zero ward) and in Kilamba satellite town, all in Luanda Province, built with public funds and which were in possession of Chinese companies.

  • 12/02/2020 12:14:43

    Isabel dos Santos bank accounts in Portugal frozen

    Luanda - The Portuguese justice has frozen the Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos's bank accounts, according to the press note released last Tuesday by the Expresso (Portuguese newspaper) that relies on banking sector sources.

  • 11/02/2020 16:36:19

    Africa defends fair urban policies

    New York - Angola's permanent representative to the UN, Maria de Jesus Ferreira, Monday defended the implementation of fair urban policies to combat asymmetries and guarantee decent housing in the world.