India, Angola Hold 1st Joint Commission Meet

  • India and Angola held the first Joint Commission Meeting during which the two sides agreed to diversify their trade relationship and discussed cooperation in health, pharmaceuticals, defence, agriculture, food processing, digitization and telecom.
  • They satisfactorily acknowledged the excellent bilateral cooperation between the two countries and reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen bilateral ties based on the principles and values of democracy.
  • They also exchanged views on regional and global developments of mutual interest, including counter-terrorism and security.
  • The Joint Commission noted that Angola-India development partnership could be further strengthened
    • through lines of credit and buyer’s credit arrangements
    • to enhance capacity of Angolan entities in areas like agriculture, defence, energy, industry, and sustainable water projects, health and pharmacy etc,
  • It was agreed that the 2nd session of the Angola-India Joint Commission would be held in New Delhi in 2022 on a mutually convenient date.