A Japanese delegation, led by the Deputy Minister of Foreign
Affairs Tosiyuki Kato, arrived in Luanda on Sunday for a two-day working visit to Angola,
aimed at strengthening bilateral co-operation.
In the 4 de Fevereiro International Airport, the Japanese delegation was welcomed by
senior staff of the Angolan Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Asian country’s Ambassador to
According to the programme of the visit, Kato and his delegation were due to be received
by Angolan Vice President Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos, and then hold meetings with members of the Angolan executive.
Bilateral co-operation between the governments of Angola and Japan started in 1988 with
an emergency assistance provided by the Asian country, through UNICEF.
Since the end of the civil war in Angola in 2002, the bilateral co-operation between the countries have been strengthened, especially in the areas of demining, social reintegration of former soldiers, resettlement of refugees, as well as in the political, technological and economic domains