Situation of Cabo Verdean citizens residing in Angola analysed
Luanda - Matters relating to the bilateral co-operation in the domain of security and the migratory situation of Cabo Verdean citizens residing in Angola dominated the meeting that the Angolan minister of the Interior, Ângelo Veiga Tavares, held last Monday, in Luanda, with the ambassador of Cabo Verde to Angola, Francisco Pereira da Veiga.
In the end of the meeting, minister Ângelo Tavares said to the press that he spoke with the Cabo Verdean diplomat about the different accords that exist between both governments in the security field, as well as the matter relating to the process of regularising the stay of many Cabo Verdeans in Angola.
The minister revealed that the migratory situation of Cabo Verdeans in Angola will be dealt with in a technical manner by the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME) and the Embassy of that West African country (archipelago).
“In due time we’ll come to the public to give more appropriate explanations about this issue, that is after it is technically analysed”, disclosed the source.
The director of the SME, commissioner José Paulino Cunha da Silva, said the Cabo Verdean community in Angola is very numerous, so his institution has been working with that country’s Embassy to update the figures and other data.
In his turn, the Cabo Verdean ambassador, Francisco da Veiga, considered the meeting with the Angolan minister of the Interior very useful.
“It was a very pleasant conversation between personalities that get along well, so we are satisfied with what we discussed”, assured the diplomat.
Next Sunday, Cabo Verde will hold parliamentary elections, and Cabo Verdeans residing in Angola will also be able to cast the ballot in the Angolan territory.
“Since it is an election that will take place in a foreign country, we needed to inform the local authorities about it, so that they can take the necessary measures”, explained the diplomat.
The Ministries of the Interior of Angola and Cabo Verde have signed an agreement in the area of security, which outlines the need for the periodical exchange of information in this domain, among other aspects.