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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Japan Provides Usd 20 Million for Rehabilitation of Namibe Port

Photo: Pedro Parente

The Governments of Angola and Japan signed on January 15, in Luanda, an agreement of “exchange of notes”, valued at 20 million US dollars, for the start of the second phase of the rehabilitation and modernization of the Namibe Port. The agreement was signed by the Secretary of State for Cooperation, Angela Bragança, and the Japanese Ambassador to Angola, Kuniaki Ito.

Speaking to the press, the State Secretary Angela Bragança said that the signed agreement ...

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Angola to Stay at the Helm of the ICGLR

Director for Africa and the Middle East at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joaquim do Espírito Santo / Photo: Pedro Parente

Angola is expected to hold the presidency of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) for another two years, as Kenya withdrew its candidacy to take over the rotating presidency from January this year. This was announced by the Director for Africa and the Middle East at the Angolan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Joaquim ...

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Second Power Station of the Cambambe Dam to Start Operations in June

Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges / Photo: Francisco Miudo

At least 960 megawatts will be added to the country’s power network in June this year, with the launch of the second power station of the Cambambe Hydroelectric Dam in Cuanza Norte province. According to the Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, the second Cambambe power station will generate the equivalent of twice the current capacity of the Capanda Dam, in Malanje ...

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Agriculture at the Center of the Priorities of the Government

Minister of Agriculture, Pedro Canga / Photo: JAIMAGENS (Archive)

The agricultural sector is considered by the Angolan government, as one of the priority areas of the economic diversification program. Currently, agriculture in Angola is characterized by a production that falls short of what is required to meet the needs of the domestic market, consequently diverting huge financial resources to food imports.

The Minister of Agriculture, Afonso Pedro Canga considered the Angola-Japan Business Forum held in Angola in March 2015, as ...

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Minister of Economy Visits Japan

Minister Abrahão Gourgel with the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Hiroshi Moriyama

As a follow-up to the Angola-Japan Business Forum held last March in Luanda and as a co-organizer of the aforesaid event, the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Angola, H.E. Abrahão Pio dos Santos Gourgel, visited Japan from December 3 – 9.

During his stay in Tokyo, Minister Abrahão Gourgel held talks with the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, H.E. Motoo Hayashi, the ...

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US Wants Angola to Remain at the Helm of the ICGLR

Security and stability in Africa, Angola-US bilateral relations and the upcoming climate change conference, which will be held in France, were among the issues discussed at a meeting on November 18, 2015 in Washington between the Minister of External Relations of Angola, Georges Chicoti, and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.

John Kerry reiterated the willingness of both countries to continue to exchange views on various global issues, such as international terrorism.
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