Officials from the governments of Iceland and Angola are considering increasing their official cooperation, according to the Angola Press Agency. On Wednesday Angolan ambassador, Domingios Culolo, spoke on the matter at the presidential residence in Iceland, after presenting his credentials to the president.
According to Culolo, Iceland’s President, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, has expressed an interest in reinforcing friendship between the two countries, particularly in the areas of politics and economics.
The Angolan government recently changed its private investment policy. As a result, the government thinks it’s likely that Angola and Iceland can cooperate in the future at the corporate level.
At the meeting, Culolo took a moment to inform the Icelandic President about investment and business possibilities in Angola, as well as on reforms in the country, Angola’s fight against poverty and the nation’s work towards democratic society.
While in Iceland, the Angolan ambassador, who was accompanied by the embassy’s first secretary, Leitao dos Santos, met with residents of the Angolan community residing in Iceland.
There is one Angolan Embassy for seven countries in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. The Embassy covers Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Estonia and Latvia.
Before Iceland, Angola’s ambassador presented his credentials to the Finnish President, Tarja Halonen in the Presidential Palace and met with some Angolans living in Finland. There are 84 Angolans registered in Finland.