Spain favors Angola in Africa

Luanda – The Kingdom of Spain maintains Angola as an important partner in its foreign policy in Africa, said Tuesday in Luanda, the Spanish ambassador to Angola, Manuel Rui Gomez.

Spain has a new president of the government, Padro Sanchez, elected two months ago.

The Spanish ambassador met with the Angolan parliament’s speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, during which he reaffirmed the interest of Spain’s cooperation with Angola.

The change of the head of government maintains “intact” relations with Angola and the “rest of Africa”, according to Ambassador Manuel Rui gomez.

“With the new head of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, relations with Angola and the rest of Africa continue to be an important part of our foreign policy,” he said.

He informed that soon will be announced the date of the official visit of the Head of the Spanish government to Angola.

While acknowledging that relations between the two countries should be dealt with by the Angolan Government, he said that because of the importance of the Legislative Power (National Assembly), it is relevant to “inform and reaffirm relations” with the National Assembly Speaker.

They are “very good”, reflected in the presence of Spanish businessmen with the notion that agriculture is an area that matters a lot to Spain, in the bilateral relationship with Angola, as well as tourism.

He highlighted the political measures that the President of the Republic, JoAPound o Lourenco, has implemented to diversify the Angolan economy and prevent it from being hostage to oil.

Relations between Angola and Spain are regulated in line of the General Cooperation Agreement signed on May 20, 1987.

The two countries established diplomatic relations on October 19, 1977.

Source: Angola Press News Agency