Luanda – Angola and Portugal Friday in Luanda signed a Protocol to Facilitate National Visas and an Agreement on Reciprocal Protection of Investments.

The signatories on the Angolan side were Foreign Minister, Téte António, and his Portuguese counterpart, Augusto Santos Silva.

On the occasion, the head of Angolan diplomacy also witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement between the Ministry of Education and the Portuguese Institute of Cooperation and Language, called “Saber Mais”.

Speaking to the press, Téte António said that the protocol will make “life easier” for people who intend to travel for health, work and study reasons, for a short duration.

Considering that the same happens, precisely, at a time when the two countries are discussing the increase of the economic and social cooperation.

Regarding the agreement signed in the area of education, he said that this will provide young people with quality knowledge, so that they may face life in a more efficient way.

Augusto Santos Silva highlighted the fact that the protocol signed is related to procedures that allow the reduction of the necessary documents and, consequently, the facilitation in obtaining short term visas.

He explained that, in this specific case, the European Union legislation prevails and the agreement was authorised by the European Commission.

Source: Angola Press News Agency