Angola – Meeting between Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and his Angolan counterpart (15 May 2019)

Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will receive Manuel Domingos Augusto, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola, today. This meeting falls within the scope of the special partnership between our two countries established by the joint statement issued by President Macron and his Angolan counterpart on May 28, 2018.

The ministers will reaffirm their determination to maintain close dialogue on issues relating to security and regional stability in Africa and to develop our defense partnership.

The minister will underscore France’s determination to strengthen economic relations with Angola and to contribute toward Angola’s economic diversification. Jean-Yves Le Drian will reaffirm our desire to support Angola in developing sustainable industries that will generate employment and value in the agricultural sector, following the visit to Luanda in April by the minister of agriculture and food. The ministers will discuss the strengthening of our cultural, scientific and academic cooperation.