Angola, Portugal sign agreements on visas, investment, and education

Angola and Portugal signed agreements on visa facilitation, investment, and education here on Friday.

The Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs Tete Antonio and the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva signed a Protocol for the Facilitation of National Visas.

Speaking to the press, Antonio said that the protocol will make “life easier” for people who intend to travel for reasons of health, work and study for a short period.

Both countries have also signed an Agreement for the Reciprocal Protection of Investments.

Moreover, Antonio witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement between the Angolan Ministry of Education and the Portuguese Institute for Cooperation and Language, called “Saber Mais,” which means “Know More” in English.

Regarding the agreement on the education sector, Antonio said that it will provide young people with quality knowledge.

The five-year “Saber Mais” agreement, valued at around 4 million euros (some 4.7 million U.S. dollars), aims to help Angola train teachers in fields such as mathematics, Portuguese, pre-school education, and special educational needs