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Egypt and Angola

Tuesday، 21 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

Angola was called by this name from the word Ngola, which is the name of the king (Ngola a Kiluanje) who was in power when the Portuguese came during the first centuries. It is the second largest oil producer and diamonds exporter in sub-Saharan Africa.

Location:

The Republic of Angola is in the west of the African coast, bordered to the north and northeast by the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), and to the east by Zambia, to the south by Namibia, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean.

Area:

1.247 million km2 

 Capital:

Luanda

Official Currency:

Kwanza

Official Language:

The historical political relations between the two countries are characterized by stability, where no tensions have been witnessed since the independence of Angola or during the civil war that extended from 1975 to 2002. The history of these relations dates to 1965. The first regional office of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) was opened in Cairo, headed by Mr. Paulo Jorge, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, to support the Angolan liberation movements against the Portuguese colonialism. In this respect, the Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos expressed on several occasions his gratitude to Egypt for supporting his country during the period of the Portuguese colonialism and the Angolan civil war which lasted for more than 27 years.

Most Prominent Relations between Cairo and Luanda are as follows:

On 30/ 3 /2022, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Angolan counterpart Tite Antonio met, where they stressed during the talks the depth of relations between the two countries and enhancing cooperation, in addition to discussing regional issues of common interest.

On 29/3/2022 President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Angola’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Téte António. The meeting was attended by Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry, Angola’s Minister of Youth and Sports Ana Paula Neto, and Angola’s Ambassador to Egypt Nelson Manuel, the President asked for his greetings to be conveyed to President João Lourenço, stressing the importance that Egypt attaches to strengthening relations Angola across various fields, particularly trade and investment, in addition to security and military cooperation, as well as technical cooperation and capacity building. President El-Sisi referred to Egypt's keenness to maximize coordination and consultation with the Angolan side and President Lourenço, regarding means to strengthen the mechanisms of joint African action, whether institutional, political, or developmental, to achieve the growth and stability to which African countries aspire. Mr. António expressed his honor to meet with the President and delivered a letter from the president of Angola, in which he affirmed his country's aspiration to develop bilateral relations and advance the frameworks of cooperation between the two countries at the official and popular levels, especially in the fields of economy and trade. This is in addition to lauding the President’s active role in addressing African issues, especially within the framework of efforts to advance development in the continent and maintain peace and security. This is while emphasizing that Angola looks forward to working with Egypt to confront the various challenges facing the continent, which require concerted African efforts by activating joint African action mechanisms, especially at the level of the African Union, during the meeting views were exchanged on several regional issues of common interest as well as ways for concerted efforts between the two countries to combat terrorism and extremism in Africa. This shall take place by strengthening security cooperation between the relevant agencies in the two countries, and in coordination with relevant continental efforts, to confront this transnational scourge.

On 5/2/2022, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met with Angolan Foreign Minister Titi Antonio on the sidelines of the African Union Summit in Ethiopia, the two sides discussed several bilateral cooperation files and issues of common concern.

On 16/12/2021, Hassan Abdel Shafi Ahmed, Chairman of the Administrative Control Authority, met Francisco Manuel, the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Angola, on the sidelines of the meetings of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption that has been held in Sharm El-Sheikh, where they discussed the means of future cooperation in issues of common interest, including preventing and combating corruption and raising awareness from its dangers, exchanging experts and experiences, and paying due interest to training in the related fields.

On January 29, 2020, Counselor Said Marei, President of the Supreme Constitutional Court, and Counselor Adel Omar Sharif, Vice-President of the Supreme Constitutional Court, visited Angola to participate in the 12th session of the Executive Office of the Conference of African Constitutional Judicial Bodies; one of the AU mechanisms for enhancing cooperation between the African countries in the constitutional field. The meeting was dedicated to following up on the implementation of the resolutions of the fifth session of the General Assembly of the Conference, which was held in Luanda in mid-2019, as well as preparing for the 6th session in Morocco in 2021. Some procedural issues have also been discussed, in addition to approving the program and the budget of the organization.

On 11/11/2019 President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi congratulated President Joao Manuel Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola, on the Independence Day of Angola.

On October 9, 2019, Assistant Foreign Minister, Ambassador Hatem Taj El-Din, discussed with the new Angolan ambassador to Egypt, Nelson Manuel Cosme, the means to strengthen bilateral relations and expand the horizons of cooperation in various fields.

On January 28, 2018, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi received the President of Angola, Joao Lourenco, at his residence in Addis Ababa, where President El-Sisi congratulated him on being elected as the President, wishing that Angola would witness progress and prosperity during his era.  El-Sisi also affirmed Egypt’s interest in developing bilateral relations with Angola in various fields, especially increasing the amount of trade exchange and exploring mutual investment opportunities to realize the common interests. Furthermore, El-Sisi stressed on Egypt's keenness to develop the cooperation relations with Angola in the field of capacity building through the training programs provided by the Egyptian Agency for Partnership for Development in various fields. During the meeting, the Angolan President expressed his country's pride in its close relations with Egypt, emphasizing his aspiration to work with President El-Sisi during the coming period, in order to improve and develop cooperation between both countries in various fields. For his part, the President of Angola reviewed the efforts of his country to upgrade the infrastructure after the civil war; pointing out to his aspiration to benefit from Egypt's experience in this field, as President El-Sisi expressed Egypt's full readiness to cooperate with Angola in this regard, and to present its experiences in this field. The meeting also witnessed a discussion on ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including combating terrorism.

On September 17, 2017, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi sent a congratulatory letter to João Lourenço, the elected President of the Republic of Angola, in which he expressed Egypt’s pleasure on the electoral process in Angola which was characterized by democracy and peacefulness, and in which a large number of Angolans participated. President El-Sisi also expressed his sincere wishes for the success of the elected Angolan president in performing his duties and working on achieving the hopes of the brotherly Angolan people, affirming Egypt’s interest in developing its historical bilateral relations between the two countries, and in coordinating in all international and regional issues, especially within the framework of the African Union. The letter also included an invitation from President El-Sisi to the Angolan President to visit Egypt at the earliest opportunity to support bilateral relations between the two countries and to coordinate in all international and regional issues, especially within the framework of the African Union.

On 25/2/2017 Georges Chikoti, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola, visited Egypt to participate in the high-level meetings on issues concerning the Great Lakes region. Chikoti met Sameh Shoukry, the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed ways to develop bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields.

On June 8, 2014, Angola participated in the inauguration ceremony of El-Sisi being elected as the President of Egypt with a high-level delegation headed by Georges Chikoti, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Angola, who was received by Nabil Fahmy, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt. The meeting tackled Egypt's resumption of its activities within the African Union. Moreover, both sides discussed ways to support regional cooperation on African issues, especially with regard to ways of achieving development in the African continent. The importance of expediting the joint committee meeting to activate bilateral cooperation between the two countries in all political, economic and commercial fields was also discussed, as well as ways to draw on Egyptian expertise in the fields of infrastructure and to benefit from the role of the private sector in this regard.

During the years 2009 and 2010, several Angolan ministers and officials visited Egypt to attend a number of international conferences and forums, to advance and strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, and one of the most important visits referred to is the visit of Angolan Prime Minister Antonio Paulo Kasuma (current Speaker of Parliament) and Foreign Minister Asunção Duš Angush to attend the Non-Aligned Summit held in July 2009 in Sharm El-Sheikh.

During the period from 6 to 9 November 2009, the visit of the Angolan Minister of Planning, Ana Diaz Lawranso, headed an Angolan delegation that included several deputy ministers to participate in the China-Africa Forum held in Sharm El-Sheikh.

In April 2009, the Angolan Minister of Regional Administration visited Egypt at the head of a high-level delegation, where he discussed with his Egyptian counterpart, the Minister of Local Administration, ways to promote and strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and how to overcome the problems facing the work of localities and decentralization in decision-making.

Economic Relations:

Egypt and Angola are keen to enhance economic cooperation between them, exploit the distinguished political relations between the two countries, and translate them into tangible commercial, industrial and investment projects that serve the Egyptian and Angolan economies, and Egypt supports Egyptian investments to Africa and vice versa, and works to develop and address the continent's issues through constructive and brotherly communication, and push economic development in Africa.

The role of the Egyptian private sector in Angola and the projects implemented by Elsewedy Electric there, where the company implemented three power plants with a capacity of 150 MW using 6 mobile turbines. There are two stations within the capital (Luanda) and the third in the city of Huambo. El Sewedy has been present in Angola since October 2015 until now, where the company follows up the operation and maintenance of the three plants. The three plants are state-of-the-art technology used in Angola.

There are great opportunities for the two countries, in the field of electricity, infrastructure projects, information technology and fisheries, as well as in the field of petroleum industries, due to Angola's need for oil refineries, and there are great opportunities for Egyptian exports in the Angolan market.

Angola is keen to intensify cooperation with Egypt in the oil sector, as Angola has great experience and can be shared with Egypt through its experience in this branch of activity that puts Angola at the forefront of crude oil production in the African continent, and cooperation in this sector between the two countries contributes significantly to achieving sustainable development for the two countries.

Trade exchange between the two countries

  The volume of trade exchange between Egypt and Angola did not exceed $ 20 million in 2021, a figure that does not live up to the required level, despite the warm and friendly relations between the two countries.

  Egyptian exports to Angola during 2021 amounted to $ 19.3 million.

Information released by the Angolan Private Sector Investment Promotion Agency shows that only two Egyptian projects were established in the Angolan market and contributed to increasing the assets of joint projects between the two countries to $ 2.7 million, leaving bilateral investment flows between Egypt and Angola low compared to the possibilities available to take advantage of opportunities.

The Most Prominent Stations in the Economic Relations:

In August 2022, Mr. Titi Antonio, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola, and Mrs. Ana Paula, Minister of Youth and Sports, received Eng. Sayed Farouk, President of the Arab Contractors Company, and in the presence of Ambassador Nelson Manuel, Angolan Ambassador in Cairo, and the Angolan Foreign Minister expressed his aspiration for the presence of the Arab Contractors Company in Angola, pointing to the great confidence and commitment that the company enjoys in the African continent and the quality projects it is doing, and Eng. Sayed Farouk indicated during the meeting that the company welcomes and is ready to enter into The Angolan market and work in various development projects in the sisterly state of Angola, in light of the cooperation between the two countries and the good relations that bring together President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Angolan President Joao Lorenzo, and pointing to the company's experience and great capabilities in African markets, and added that the company works from the standpoint of transferring experiences to brothers in Africa and implementing projects with the highest quality.

- On 4/7/2022, an Egyptian delegation from the Export Council for Engineering Industries visited Angola with the aim of promoting Egyptian exports and identifying investment opportunities, a forum was held for businessmen from the Egyptian side and the Angolan side, in the presence of the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Angolan Communities, Ambassador Domingoš Vera Lopez, May Helmy, CEO of the Export Council for Engineering Industries, Ambassador Nelson Cosme, Ambassador of Angola in Cairo, and Director of the International Cooperation Department at the Angolan Foreign Ministry, Carlos Sardinia, representatives of Egyptian companies met with a number of senior  Angolan officials include Transport Minister Ricardo Daniel de Abreu, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Antonio Francis de Assisi , Secretary of State for Trade Amadeo Leitau Nunes and Secretary of State for Energy Joaquim Ventura, as well as a series of meetings between Egyptian and Angolan companies to discuss opportunities for cooperation.

On 31/3/2022, Nevine Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry, confirmed during the activities of the Egyptian Investment Forum that despite the distinguished cooperation relations between the Egyptian and Angolan sides, there is still a great scope to increase the volume of trade exchange between the two countries, and she also stressed the Egyptian government's aspiration to enhance the Egyptian investment presence in the Angolan market to take advantage of the great potential of this market and the promising investment opportunities available, which must come at the forefront of the priorities of the targeted Egyptian companies to direct their investments to the African continent.

-On 30/3/2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola, Titi Antonio, said during the roundtable activities organized by the African Export-Import Bank "Afrexom Bank" under the title: "Investment between Egypt and Angola" that  there is a need now more than ever to enhance investment opportunities with Egypt, in light of strengthening its relations with all African countries in the past period, and stressed his country's desire to enhance intra-trade and investments with Egypt in the coming period, noting that Angola opens up market access opportunities for Egypt in Central and Southern Africa.

On 20/11/2021, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, Minister of International Cooperation, discussed with Antonio Silva, CEO of the Investment Authority in Angola, opportunities to enhance economic cooperation, in light of the Egyptian trend to achieve regional integration with the continent of Africa, and support development opportunities in the countries of the continent, through government initiatives, in addition to the investments implemented by the private sector in many countries of the continent in various fields of development.

  On 1/7/2020 Lieutenant- General Abdel Moneim El Terras, President of the Arab Organization for Industrialization received Nelson Manuel Cosme, Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to Cairo, within the framework of enhancing Egyptian African cooperation. During the meeting, aspects of cooperation between both sides in the field of various industries and benefiting from the advanced capabilities of the Arab Organization for Industrialization were reviewed to meet the needs of the development projects in the sisterly Republic of Angola. Upon visiting the exhibition of the products of the Arab Organization for Industrialization and its affiliate training institute, "Nelson Cosme" emphasized his country's keenness to strengthen the partnership and cooperation relations with Egypt as a leading country in the African continent; praising the development renaissance that Egypt is witnessing in addition to its unprecedented steps in the digital transformation. He also praised President El-Sisi’s initiative to support the Egyptian-African partnership in all development fields.

Cosme praised the positive role of the Arab Organization for Industrialization and its shining fingerprints in many important development and strategic projects in the African continent, pointing to his country's aspiration to partnership with the Arab Industrialization in the development projects of Angola, in addition to the various industrial fields including health, medical industries, preventive sterilization booths, communications, electronics, digital transformation, renewable energy, drinking water and sewage purification plants, LED lights, and areas of water rationalization, in addition to training human cadres in the units and training centers of the Arab Organization for Industrialization. Cosmi also stressed that he will urge private institutions and the civil society to provide incentives to investors to strongly participate with the Arab Industrialization; being an important step in the path of constructive cooperation between the countries of the continent.

On 23/11/2019, on the sidelines of the Investment Forum in Africa 2019 that was held in the New Administrative Capital, Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, and Pedro Luis da Fonseca, Minister of Economy and Planning of Angola, signed a memorandum of understanding for economic and investment cooperation between the two countries. The memorandum aims to strengthen and deepen investment and trade ties in the fields of agriculture, tourism, industry, infrastructure, mining, construction and health. It also provides all ministries and authorities with the necessary facilities to boost cooperation, offer training and professional scholarships related to revitalizing the economy of the two countries, in addition to exchanging experts, researchers and technicians to provide their advisory services in projects related to the memorandum of understanding, not to mention encouraging the exchange of business missions and visits for the purpose of reviewing the experiences and expertise of each party in the field of investment promotion, in addition to exchanging expertise and technical knowledge regarding investment opportunities, investment promotion, investor services and preparing sectorial studies.

On 13/12/2018 Amr Nassar, Minister of Trade and Industry, announced the formation of an Egyptian-Angolan task group to determine the priority areas of joint cooperation between Egypt and Angola, and to start implementing a number of economic, commercial, industrial and investment cooperation projects as soon as possible. This came during the minister’s meeting with Jofre Van, Minister of Trade of Angola, during which they discussed the importance of starting a new phase of cooperation in the commercial and industrial fields. The meeting, which was attended by Antonio Da Costa Fernandes, Angola's ambassador to Cairo, came on the sidelines of the Seventh Conference of the African Trade Ministers hosted by Egypt. Nassar pointed to the keenness of his ministry to support the industrial development system in African countries by starting to implement industrial projects in African countries in the field of assembly, reaching full localization of industry, in cooperation with the private sector in Egypt and African countries. For his part, the Angolan Minister of Trade said that his country is keen to strengthen joint economic cooperation with Egypt; stressing the necessity of exploiting the distinguished political relations between the two countries and turning them to tangible commercial, industrial and investment projects that serve the Egyptian and Angolan economies alike. He pointed to the possibility of establishing joint Egyptian-Angolan projects in the field of logistic centers, thus contributing to strengthening the intra-trade movement between Egypt and many West African countries. He also stressed the importance of signing a bilateral trade agreement between Egypt and Angola, adding that the solidarity of all African countries is necessary to bring about an industrial boom that preserves African resources and contributes to the shift from exporting raw materials to exporting fully manufactured goods. Jofre Van added that Angola participated in the Intra-African Trade Fair with 24 exhibitors and 60 businessmen, noting that Angola's distinguished participation in the exhibition and the Conference of African Trade Ministers represents the beginning of a new phase of distinguished economic relations between Egypt and Angola.

On 8/12/2018, within the framework of the efforts of the Egyptian Embassy in Angola to support trade exchange and create investment opportunities between Egypt and Angola, the Egyptian Embassy in Luanda participated in the activities of a forum held over the participation  of Angola in the Intra-African Trade Fair which was held in Cairo (10-14 December) for the first time in the history of the continent, where the Minister of Trade, the Angolan Minister of Social Communication, and the chairman of the exports council and training the Angolan companies, in addition to representatives of more than 60 major Angolan companies have participated. Khaled Abdel Rahman, Egypt's ambassador to Angola,  had clarified in a presentation on the objectives of this exhibition , that Egypt, within the framework of its presidency of the African Union in 2019 and under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, puts all its capabilities and potentials to encourage African integration, promote trade and enhance investment opportunities between Egypt and all African countries, including Angola, which enjoys enormous wealth and potentials, on top of which are (Diamonds/Oil/Timber/Fertile farmlands/Coastal beaches stretching for more than 1,600 km). He added that the Egyptian embassy has been keen since the beginning of this year to communicate with senior Angolan officials and political leaders aiming to encourage the participation of Angola; as well as the public and private sectors in the activities of the first African Trade Fair that was held under the hospices of the President, and organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our embassies in African countries.

Furthermore, he said that the Fair represents an unprecedented opportunity for African companies to learn about the capabilities and activities of Egyptian companies, especially considering the establishment of projects on small and medium levels through a joint venture partnership between Egyptian and Angolan companies, which was welcomed  by the Angolan Minister of Trade, , stressing the desire and direction of the Angolan President to push investments in Angola forward, especially with brotherly African countries.

On 15/8/2018, Mr. Joao Baptista Borges, Angolan Minister of Energy and Water, and his entourage delegation visited Egypt. He was received by Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, where the two sides discussed ways to support and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of electricity and renewable energy. A memorandum of understanding was signed for bilateral cooperation between both sides in the field of electricity and renewable energy so as  to establish solar power plants with photovoltaic technology for remote villages connected  and unconnected to the grid and the hybrid system (solar - diesel);  in order to increase the supply of electricity in Angola, exchange experiences and provide support in the fields of (production - transmission - distribution) of electricity and renewable energy, and prepare feasibility studies for electric energy projects, especially renewable energy projects.

On 10/1/2017, Khaled Abdel Rahman, Ambassador of Egypt to Angola, held a meeting with Antonio Dasilva, Chairman of the Angolan Investment Authority, to discuss the investment opportunities available between the two countries, as well as the opportunities available to Egyptian companies to invest in the Angolan market, especially in the tourism sector, and the meeting also dealt with cooperation between Egypt and Angola in the field of fishing and fish processing, and the meeting also touched on the importance of studying the operation of a direct flight line between Cairo and Luanda, and the signing of an agreement for economic cooperation between the two countries during the first quarter. From 2017.

On 10/1/2017, Khaled Abdel Rahman, Ambassador of Egypt to Angola, held a meeting with Abrahamo Georgel, Angolan Minister of Economy, on ways to activate economic and trade relations between Egypt and Angola, as well as opportunities for Egyptian companies to work in the Angolan market, and the meeting also touched on the importance of studying a direct flight between Cairo and Luanda.

On November 26, 2010, the first air services agreement between Egypt and Angola was initialed, as well as a memorandum of understanding between the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority and the Angolan Civil Aviation Authority.

In July 2009, five Egyptian companies participated for the first time in the Luanda International Fair, where these companies’ displayed models of some of their products, the most important of which were Qena Cement Company, Palace Furniture, and another for plastic equipment for real estate.

Contractual framework between the two countries

On 30/3/2022 it was signed:

 4 agreements and memoranda of understanding between the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in both countries.

 An agreement to establish a joint committee to follow up and implement all that is agreed upon.

 Agreement on political consultations to allow continuous coordination between the two countries.

Agreement on the exemption of official passports from visas.

Agreement between the Angolan and Egyptian Ministries of Youth and Sports.

On 26/11/2010 the first air services agreement between Egypt and Angola was initialed.

On 15/8/2018, a memorandum of understanding was signed for bilateral cooperation between the two sides in the field of electricity and renewable energy, the memorandum included a number of areas, including the Egyptian side's provision of technical assistance to establish solar power plants with photovoltaic technology for remote villages connected to the grid and non-connected and hybrid system (solar - diesel) to increase the supply of electricity in Angola, exchange experiences and provide support in the fields of (production - transmission - distribution) of electricity and renewable energy and the preparation of feasibility studies for electric power projects, especially renewable energy projects. The MoU also included the organization of administrative and technical programs and special training courses in the fields of loss reduction, rationalization and efficiency of energy, support for the Angolan Electricity Regulatory Facility, structuring electricity tariff prices, power purchase agreements, prepaid meters and smart grids, planning, design and implementation of projects in the fields of electricity production from energy (conventional - renewable), transmission and distribution of electricity, operation and maintenance of stations and transmission networks, distribution, as well as models and mechanisms for private sector participation in renewable energy projects, in addition to encouraging the private sector (Egyptian).  and Angolan) to invest in the local manufacture of high-efficiency equipment and devices as well as the implementation of electrical projects.

On 26/11/2010 Signing a memorandum of understanding between the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority and the Aviation Authority

July 20, 2003, Memorandums of Understanding between the Angolan Ministry of Health, and the Egyptian Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa

On 1/4/1995, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ministries of Agriculture of the two countries (automatically renewed every five years).

On 26/3/1987 an agreement for scientific, artistic, and cultural cooperation (automatically renewed every two years).

On 27/9/1985 a bilateral agreement for technical cooperation (automatically renewed every two years).

On 27/9/1985 an executive protocol for technical cooperation.

Cultural Relations

On 10/12/2021, Ambassador Ahmed Abdel Latif, Director General of the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peace building, participated in the work of the second edition of Luanda Biennale, the African Forum for Peace Culture, which was hosted by the Government of Angola in cooperation with UNESCO and the African Union. Ambassador Mohamed Safwat, Egypt’s ambassador in Angola also attended.

The opening session of the biennial witnessed speeches by the President of Angola and number of African presidents. The Director General of the Cairo International Center highlighted in his speech, during the first day of the meeting, the role of Egypt in calling for peace; proceeding from its heritage that extends throughout history, in which civilizations and religions blend. He also spoke about Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development, which pinpointed the role of arts, culture and heritage in supporting peace efforts in the African Continent during its second edition last March, on the occasion of the African Union’s celebration of the Year of Arts, Culture and Heritage. The Director General of the Cairo Center also stressed the importance of conflict prevention and addressing its roots as a basic pivot for the culture of peace in Africa, in addition to the priority of combating terrorism and preventing extremism leading to it. On the sidelines of the Biennale, Angolan Minister of Social Affairs and responsible of the culture sector in Angola had received the Egyptian ambassador Ahmed Abdel Latif. She praised the distinguished relations between both countries and expressed her happiness for Egypt's participation in the Biennale and her aspiration to strengthen bilateral cultural relations between Luanda Biennale and Aswan Forum.

On October 31, 2017, Ambassador Khaled Hassan, Ambassador of Egypt to Angola, inaugurated the Egyptian Film Week in Luanda, in the presence of many diplomats and the Egyptian community in Angola. LUX Angolan magazine highlighted the opening ceremony of the Egyptian Film Week, which was organized by the Egyptian Embassy in Luanda, in coordination with the Ministries of Culture in Egypt and Angola, the Brazilian Cultural Center in Luanda. T8ranslation of what was published in the Egyptian Film Week was published in Portuguese. It included the opening ceremony of a reception in honor of the Angolan Undersecretary of Culture, all the ambassadors accredited in Angola, in addition to the Egyptian community and members of the embassy in Angola.  All, in the presence of Dalia El Gohary, the wife of the Egyptian ambassador in Angola, who wore a pharaonic costume designed by her, the Egyptian Film Week included introducing the history of Egyptian cinema, and its contribution to supporting "soft power and cultural communication between African peoples", within the framework of the state's directives to support bilateral relations between Egypt and all the countries of the continent. The ceremony was attended by the Angolan Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Joao Cristiano, and many members of the Arab and foreign diplomatic corps accredited in Angola, including the ambassador of Palestine, Najah Abd Al-Rahman, the Moroccan ambassador, Souad Al-Allawi, as well as the symbols of the Egyptian community in Angola.

In January 2010, Angolan television broadcast many cultural programs about Egypt and its Pharaonic civilization as well as its tourist attractions, and local radio stations broadcast cultural programs that dealt with aspects of Egypt's modern history. 

In May 2009, the Angolan Folklore Troupe participated in the Folk Art Festival organized by the African Sector of the Ministry in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture on the celebration of Africa Day.

Military cooperation

On 30/11/2021, Mohamed Ahmed Morsi, Minister of State for Military Production, received the Angolan Minister of Defense Affairs, and Chairman of the Angolan Armament Authority, the Minister of State for Military Production reviewed the most prominent military products of the ministry of weapons, equipment and ammunition, in which subsidiaries participate in the "EDEX 2021"  exhibition, and areas in which joint cooperation between Egypt and Angola can be discussed Minister Morsi stressed the importance of exchanging technical visits between the two sides, noting that cadre training can be carried out, For his part, Afonso Neto stressed The Angolan Minister of Defense Affairs said that the Angolan side's interest in cooperating with "military production" comes within the framework of the industrial, technological, technical, human, research and infrastructure capabilities of its companies and subsidiaries at the highest level.

On 1/7/2020, Lieutenant-General Abdel Moneim El-Terras, President of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, received "Nelson Manuel Cosme", Ambassador of the Republic of Angola in Cairo, within the framework of strengthening Egyptian-African cooperation, where aspects of cooperation between the two sides in the field of various industries and benefiting from the advanced capabilities of the Arab Organization for Industrialization to meet the needs of development projects in the Republic of Angola were reviewed.

Sports Relations

- On 31/3/2022, Mr. Titi Antonio, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Angola, and Mrs. Ana Paula, Minister of Youth and Sports, received Eng. Sayed Farouk, President of the Arab Contractors Company, and in the presence of Ambassador Nelson Manuel, Angolan Ambassador in Cairo, and the Angolan Minister of Youth and Sports confirmed her desire for the Arab Contractors to participate in several projects, including the rehabilitation of sports facilities in Angola.

The participation and victory of the first national team in the African Football Championship, which was held in Angola in January 2010, had a great impact on advancing sports and cultural relations between the two countries, as Angolan television broadcast many cultural programs about Egypt and its pharaonic civilization, as well as its tourist attractions, and local radio stations broadcast cultural programs that dealt with aspects of Egypt's modern history. Also, Angola's participation in the African Handball Championship in Cairo "February 2010" and the crowning of the Angolan women's team in this tournament came to enhance Egypt's historical and cultural status among many Angolans.

February 2010 - The Angolan Minister of Youth and Sports visited Cairo at the invitation of the President of the National Sports Council to attend the matches of the Angolan handball team during the African Handball Championship in Cairo.

- During January 2010, the President of the National Sports Council visited Angola twice to attend the opening and closing activities of the African Football Championship "Angola 2010" at the invitation of his Angolan counterpart Mwandomba.

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