SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURE MINISTER VISITING ANGOLA TO STRENGTHEN TIES

LUANDA– South African Arts and Culture Minister Nkosinathi Emmanuel Mthethwa has arrived for a visit to Angola aimed at strengthening ties between the countries.

The South African official, who arrived here Tuesday, is scheduled to have talks with his Angolan counterpart, Carolina Cerqueira, meet with the governor of Cuando Cubango province, Pedro Mutindi, and visit the Cuito Cuanavale Memorial.

His programme also includes the signing of the Executive Programme for 2018/2019 Joint Co-operation and learning of the local infrastructure in the cultural sector.

South Africa also wants to strengthen co-operation in the areas of historical heritage, especially in areas related to the struggle for the liberation of the peoples of southern Africa and exchanges in the field of libraries, archives and artistic training.

A delegation from Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa visited Angola in November 2017 and visited the National Archives and National Library of Angola.

Angola and South Africa signed a general agreement on economic, scientific and technical co-operation in April 1998. In November 2000 the two countries signed an agreement for the setting up a Bilateral Co-operation Commission.

The two countries re-affirmed their historic relations of friendship and co-operation during the first visit of the Angolan head of State JoAPound o Lourenco to South Africa in November 2017.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK