H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, received at Al Nakheel Palace, President of Angola, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, and his accompanying delegation.
At the start of the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan welcomed the visit of the Angolan President and conveyed to him the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and their best wishes of more stability and prosperity for the people of Angola.
Sheikh Hamdan hailed ties and cooperation between the UAE and Angola and the significance of developing them in the best interest of the two friendly peoples.
The two parties shared views on the latest regional and international developments and several issues of mutual interest.
In attendance were Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Al Nahyan; Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State; Ahmed Matar Al Dhaheri, Director of the Ruler’s Representative Office in the Al Dhafra Region; Issa Hamad Bushehab, Advisor to the Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and several officials.
Manuel Nunes Junior, Angola’s Minister of State for Economic Coordination; Téte António, Foreign Minister; Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu, Minister of Transport of Angola; João Baptista Borges, Minister of Energy and Water; Victor Lima, Secretary for Diplomatic Affairs and International Cooperation of the President of the Republic of Angola; and Albino Malungo, Ambassador of Republic of Angola in UAE, attended from the Angolan side.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed and the President of Angola attended the signing ceremony of four Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) between the UAE and Angola. Sheikh Shakhbout and Téte António signed the MoUs.
The MoUs signed between the two sides included the Presight AI and the Government of Angola signed MoU to develop and propose a Digital Transformation Programme (2024 DIGITAL ANGOLA).
Presight will work closely with the Ministry of Telecommunications, Information Technology and Social Communications to develop a 3-year masterplan leveraging on Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence techniques and approaches to further accelerate digital transformation initiatives within Angola.
The MOU will also establish a Digital Capability Development program with a focus to work with the Education Ministry for the digital upskilling of Angolan youths and workforce.