The government of Angola has partnered with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to sign a “Bilateral Air Services Agreement” and a “Memorandum of Understanding” to strengthen relations between the two countries in the transportation industry.

A statement issued by ANGOP revealed that the agreement and the memorandum of understanding were signed in the UAE by the Minister of Transport, Ricardo de Abreu, who signed on behalf of Angola and the Minister of Economy and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, who signed on behalf of the UAE.

Angolan Minister, Ricardo de Abreu, noted the historical importance attached to the ceremony, highlighting that the agreement is a strategic instrument for the growth and sustainability of the Angolan civil aviation sector.

The Bilateral Aviation Cooperation Agreement with the United Arab Emirates has stayed for over 10 years prior to its recent signing becoming possible due to the commitment and support of the Heads of State of both countries.

The Angolan Minister further explained that the advanced phase of structural reforms in Angola’s civil aviation sector foresees the implementation of the objective of open skies in accordance with regulations from international regulatory bodies and the commitments of the African Union.