Angola and UAE Sign Cooperation Agreements (

Angola and the United Arab Emirates signed on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, an economic and technical cooperation agreement and another one that establishes a joint commission between the two countries.

The agreements, signed by the heads of the diplomacy of Angola and the United Arab Emirates, Georges Chikoti and Anwar Gargachi, respectively, constitute the highest point of the visit of the Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, to that country in the Middle East, and define the scope of the proposed cooperation between the two countries.

The minister Georges Chikoti, quoted by newspaper of Jornal de Angola, concluded that the visit of President José Eduardo dos Santos to the United Arab Emirates was important both for Angola and for the host country.

“There is the possibility of mobilizing resources for projects in mining, agriculture, oil, gas and tourism”, said the Angolan Minister.

On his turn, the Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargachi, according to Jornal de Angola, said the visit of the Angolan President was a good opportunity for the two countries to strengthen their economic cooperation.

Still under his first state visit to the United Arab Emirates, José Eduardo dos Santos visited Masdar City, a great institute aimed at training leaders in the fields of renewable energy and sustainable technologies.

The Angolan statesman also visited the proposed New Cultural Island, a kind of museum, designed to host all kinds of world culture, to make patent the cosmopolitan character of the UAE people.