LUANDA, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Sao Tome and Principe Prime Minister Jorge Bom Jesus on Thursday started an official visit in Luanda, Angola to strengthen cooperation and friendly ties between the two members of the Portuguese Speaking African Countries (PALOP).
Sao Tome and Principe premier, who is in Luanda for the second time this year, will be received in audience by the Angolan President Joao Lourenco.
In the last visit, the Angolan President expressed willingness to establish a strategic partnership with mutual advantages to mark a new era of cooperation between the two countries.
Angola and Sao Tome and Principe signed a Reciprocal Investment Protection Agreement in 1995, to create favorable conditions to encourage private initiatives and intensify economic cooperation.
The two nations share political, economic and diplomatic relation and are member countries of the Portuguese-Speaking Community (CPLP), the Economic Community of African States (ECCAS) and PALOP.