Celebrating Angola and Japan Bilateral Ties

As a part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Angola, the Kaposoka Symphony Orchestra and the Soma Children’s Orchestra and Chorus held a concert at the Daiichi Seimei Hall in Tokyo on May 21st, 2016 attended by about 600 guests. The concert was the last of a series of 5 concerts that were held in various cities across Japan.

The Kaposoka Symphony Orchestra arrived in Japan on May 6th for a two ...

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Technical Group Discuss Investment Promotion and Protection Mechanisms

Meeting of the Technical Group for Investment Promotion and Protection / Photo: Rosário dos Santos

Promotion and protection investment mechanisms and double taxation avoidance were discussed on Tuesday at a meeting of the Working Group for the Negotiation of Agreements on Reciprocal Protection of Investments and Double Taxation.

Created by a Presidential Decree, the group is chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The group’s members include the Ministers of Finance, Economy, Planning, Fisheries, Hotels and Tourism, Commerce, ...

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Fifteen Hectares Devoted to Trial Rice Cultivation

Photo: Valentino Yequenha

Fifteen hectares of land are being used for testing the cultivation of different varieties of rice in the provinces of Huambo and Bié as part of trial project which started in 2013.

Speaking to press, Adão Gonçalves Pinheiro an expert at the Angolan Agricultural Research Institute, said that the government rice cultivation initiative is receiving technical support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

According to Pinheiro, one hundred farmers organized in cooperatives and associations ...

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Angolans Celebrate 14 years of Peace

Angolans celebrate today, Monday, April 4, 14 years since peace and national reconciliation was achieved. On this day in 2002, the Angolan people witnessed with enthusiasm, in Luanda, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding Addendum to the Lusaka Protocol (Zambia).

The document, signed by the former head of the General Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces, General Armando da Cruz Neto, and the then head of the Military High Command of UNITA forces, Geraldo Abreu Muendo “Kamorteiro” changed the ...

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Speaker of the National Assembly Visits Japan

Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Angola and the Prime Minister of Japan

The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Angola, H. E. Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, visited Japan from 21 to 25 March at the invitation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan, Hon. Tadamori Oshima.

During his stay in Japan, the Speaker of the National Assembly paid a courtesy call to His Majesty Emperor Akihito ...

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Angola, Japan Want to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation

Photo: Pedro Parente

Angola and Japan discussed on Tuesday matters related to the strengthening of cooperation in various fields during an audience that the Speaker of the Parliament, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, granted to Ken Shimanouchi, special envoy of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Speaking to the press, Ken Shimanouchi said that during meeting it was discussed matters related to the visit to Japan by the Speaker of the Angolan Parliament late this month.

Ken ...

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Head of State Appoints New Government Officials

Angolan President, José Eduardo Dos Santos / Photo: Francisco Miudo

President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, appointed on Friday the new ministers of Hotels and Tourism, Health, Urbanization and Housing, Commerce and Culture. The President also appointed a new governor of the Central Bank of Angola. Valter Filipe da Silva is the new Central Bank Governor, replacing José Pedro de Morais who resigned from the post.

Paulino Domingos Baptista was appointed as Minister of Hotels ...

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Interview of H.E. Mr. João Miguel Vahekeni, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to Japan in JAPAN and the WORLD Magazine ( January / February / March issue)

Words: H.E. Mr. João Miguel Vahekeni, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to Japan

On November 11, 2015 in Tokyo, the Embassy of Angola celebrated 40 years of Independence. JAPAN and the WORLD magazine covered the event. His Excellency, João Miguel Vahekeni, shared with us his proudest moments as the Ambassador to Japan and ambitions for the years to come.

JAPAN and the WORLD (JW): Excellency, you have just celebrated the 40 years of independence of Angola by organizing a beautiful reception ...

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