Tuesday, November 20, 2007

South Africa to sign petroleum agreement with Angola

By Anele Siwa
20 November 2007

Three agreements including an agreement on co-operation in the petroleum sector are likely to be signed on Wednesday in Luanda, Angola during the second session of the South Africa – Angola Joint Commission for Co-operation (JCC).

“Two other agreements, an agreement on the promotion of tourism between the two countries and a Declaration of Intent on the waiving of visas for ordinary passport holders will also be signed during the meeting,” says the Department of Home Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamuepa.

According to Mamuepa Minister Dlamini Zuma is accompanied by Minister of Minerals and Energy Buyelwa Sonjica and Deputy Minister Malusi Gigaba.

They are expected to depart for Luanda on Tuesday for the Joint Commission meeting scheduled to begin discussions later in the day.

“Minister Dlamini Zuma is expected to co-chair the South Africa – Angola JCC with her Angolan counterpart Foreign Minister João Bernardo de Miranda,” says Mamuepa.

According to Mamuepa the Joint Commission for Co-operation established in 2000 will be meeting for the second time since its establishment.

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