Angola, Ghana sign visa waiver agreement

Nana Addo Dankwa and Manuel Augusto
Minister of External Relations, Manuel Augusto (right) signs agreement with the Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa

The protocol, signed in the presence of Angolan and Ghanaian Heads of State, João Lourenço, and Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, aims to facilitate migratory mobility for citizens of both countries.

As part of Nana Akufo-Addo’s two-day visit to Angola at the invitation of his Angolan counterpart, cooperation and exchange agreements in the field of education and another for the implementation of the bilateral commission were also signed.

The agreements were signed by the heads of diplomacy of the two countries respectively, Manuel Augusto, by Angola, and Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, by Ghana.

The parties also agreed to cooperate in the fields of Environment, Science and Technology and Innovation, Aviation, Fisheries, Aquaculture, Investment and Export Promotion, Immigration, Food and Agriculture, Oil, Gas, Energy and Tourism through the exchange of information and experiences, including the promotion of good agricultural practice.

In the field of education, the parties propose to promote the mobility of teachers and researchers in higher education institutions and scientific research centers.

According to the final communique of the first official visit of a Ghanaian Head of State to Angola, the parties decided to convene for the next two months, in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, the sixth bilateral cooperation session, with a view to revitalizing cooperation. Angola and Ghana have decided to extend collaboration on market access, trade facilitation, industrial transformation, participation in fairs and exhibitions in each country and business development.

The Parties propose to implement joint programs in the area of ​​scientific and technical research for knowledge of the seafaring fishing wealth in two countries, to improve the common sustainable exploitation and management of these resources.

They also decided to continue to cooperate on an integrated strategy for the Gulf of Guinea region, as well as to maintain collaboration within the African Union, United Nations and other international organizations.

Ghana is Independent of the United Kingdom since March 6, 1957 and is a West African country member of the Gulf of Guinea Commission, an organization based in the Angolan capital, Luanda.