Angolan President will visit Portugal in November

  • ECO News
  • 6 September 2018

The diplomatic discord between the two countries has finally healed, and João Lourenço will be in Portugal from the 23rd to the 24th of November, two months after António Costa's visit to Angola.

The Angolan President will be in Lisbon from the 23rd to the 24th of November, following up on the visit from the Portuguese PM to Angola, which seems to have broken the vicious circle of diplomatic tension between the two countries.

The source of contention was the operation Fizz, which had indicted Manuel Vicente, ex-vice-President of the African country. In January this year, the minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, admitted he was “quite worried about the tension between the countries”, seeing the issue as an “unfortunate hassle”.

The contention was finally solved in May when the Lisbon Court of Appeal decided to send the defendant to Luanda together with the “unfortunate hassle” it was causing.

The relationship between the two countries was bettered and thus, in July, António Costa announced he would visit the country from the 17th to the 18th of September.