:: ANGOLA :: EMBASSY :: CONSULAR SEC. :: ECONOMY :: TRAVEL :: CULTURE :: LINKS
PROFILE
MACROECONOMY
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
NATURAL RESOURCES
INFRASTRUCTURES
Regime OF Importation
REGIME OF INVESTMENT
LAW OF INVESTMENT
LAW OF INCENTIVES
INVESTMENT PROCEDURES
Português

    INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The Republic of Angola is member of the Organization of African Union (OUA), of the African Development Bank (AFDB) and of the Organization of the United Nations (ONU) and its specialized agencies, as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (BIRD) and the The world business organization (OMC).

At regional level, this country is part of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), of the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and of the The Community of
Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).

The SADC vision is the construction of a true regional integration, acting the participant countries of adjusted form, aiming in the reduction of the external economic dependence and to the mobilization of supports for national and regional projects. Are also members of this organization the following countries: South Africa, Botswana, Mauritius, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The COMESA has in sight the liberalization of the circulation of merchandises, services and capitals and the creation of a customs and monetary union, up to 2004 and 2025, respectively, between the States that integrate it - Angola, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauricio's Islands, Namibia, Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Seychelles, Swaziland, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The CPLP presents as general objectives the political and diplomatic coordination among its members; the economic, social, cultural, legal, technical and scientific cooperation; and promotion and diffusion of the Portuguese language.

At the level of the relations with the UE, on the 13th of June of 2000 it was signed the Cotonou Agreement, which entered in vigour on the 1st of April of 2003, and it comes to substitute the Lome Conventions that during decades had fit the cooperation relations between the State-members of the UE and the countries of Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (the ACP).

With a validity period of 20 years, this Agreement establishes a new regulating legal picture of the cooperation between the parts, whose main objective consists in the reduction of the poverty and, in long term, its eradication, the sustainable development and the gradual and phased integration of the ACP countries (taking care of the specificities of each one), in the world-wide economy. Angola ratified the Agreement in 23 of February of 2003.

 

Embassy of  the Republic of Angola All rights reserved

 24 Eleftheriou Venizelou Str., 15237 Filothei Athens Hellas. Phone: +30 210 6898681-2, Fax: +30 210 6898683