A month ahead of the 20 July Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries’ (CPLP) summit, the flying visit includes meetings with President José Eduardo dos Santos and Foreign Minister Georges Chicoty .
Portuguese Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Paulo Portas is travelling to Angola for a brief visit today Friday to discuss bilateral and Lusophone community issues with Luanda.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs spokesman Miguel Guedes told Lusa the visit would include meetings with President José Eduardo dos Santos and Foreign Minister Georges Chicoty.
This trip comes less than one month ahead of the 20 July Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries’ (CPLP) summit in the Mozambican capital.
Angola currently chairs the eight-nation bloc and investors from the oil-rich country have intensified their interest in Portuguese businesses in the recent past.
The CPLP summit, organised around the theme of food security, will deal with two controversial issues: the April military coup in member state Guinea-Bissau and the bid for full membership by Equatorial Guinea, a country widely ostracised for its poor human and civic rights record.