Ghana, Angola waive entry visa requirements

Ghana and Angola have waived entry visa requirements for their nationals who are holders of valid diplomatic and service passports.

Holders of these passports may transit through and stay in the territory of either Ghana and Angola for a period not exceeding 90 days from the date of first entry, without having to obtain a visa.

This agreement was signed by Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mr Manuel Domingos Augusto, Minister of External Relations, on Friday, during the two-day official visit to Angola by President Akufo-Addo.

This agreement shall enter into force on the date of receipt of the last exchanged notification between Ghana and Angola through diplomatic channels.

The two countries also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote and develop, on reciprocal basis, activities in the area of education.

Amongst others, the MoU would see Ghana train Angolan students at the basic and secondary levels in the learning of the English Language, to be facilitated by the Ghana Institute of Languages.

Additionally, an exchange training programme would see a maximum number of 100 students from Angola study English in Ghana for a duration of six months, and the sending of Ghanaian tutors to Angola for the training programme.

Ghana and Angola also agreed to operationalise a bilateral commission to promote and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the areas of defence, security and public order, justice, energy, agriculture, vocational training, hospitality and tourism, transport, medical services, trade, fisheries, industry, culture, natural resources, and any other viable beneficial areas of cooperation as may be identified.

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