Angolan President Arrives Côte d’Ivoire On Official Reasons


The Angolan President Joao Manuel Lourenco, is paying an official visit to Cote d’Ivoire, which is aimed at intensifying bilateral cooperation by increasing and diversifying trade and holding regular consultations on issues of common interest.

The President arrived in Abidjan on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 and he will hold talks with his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara.

The visit is said to strengthen relations, especially on the memorandum of understanding signed by the two countries on the production, refining and marketing of hydrocarbons.

On February 15, 2002, the two countries signed an agreement for the marketing and refining of hydrocarbons between SONANGOLEP and PETROCI. On March 20, 2023 in Abidjan, the two countries signed an agreement on reciprocal exemption from entry visas for holders of diplomatic or service passports and on February 20, 2018, in Luanda, they initialed a memorandum of understanding on the negotiation of the aviation agreement.

An agreement was also signed in Abidjan on June 12, 2001 to set up the Ivorian-Angolan Joint Commission to discuss the challenges facing their relations.