Angola's partnership with the EU is based on the ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement which aims to reduce poverty by developing the Angolan economy and gradually integrating it into the global economy.
The Joint Way Forward promotes more active political cooperation, especially Angola's active involvement in the different regional and multilateral fora, and prioritises key areas of common interest from the 2007 Joint Africa-EU Strategy (security, governance, human rights, economic growth, energy, transport, environment, science and technology, training and education).
So far, 5 ministerial meetings have taken place, the latest on the 8th of September 2020.
Political & policy dialogues
Main framework – articles 8 to 13, Cotonou Agreement.
Other conventions/political commitments
- Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2005) and subsequent instruments
- EU-Africa Strategic Partnership
- Country Strategy Paper (CSP)
- National Indicative Programme (NIP) for 2014-2020.
Angolan strategic documents
- Long-term National Development Strategy ‘Vision 2025’
- National Plans and complementary documents approved by the Angolan government.
Channels for dialogue & cooperation
- African Union (AU)
- Southern African Development Community (SADC)
- Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
- Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP)
- PALOP-TL frameworks
- Gulf of Guinea??
- Kimberley process.
2012 – the Joint Way Forward decision