LUSAKA, (Xinhua) --
Zambia and Angola on Wednesday announced
commencement of the implementation of a visa exemption agreement
between the two countries signed in May.
exempting visa requirements for both diplomatic and ordinary
passport holders was one of the agreements signed when Angolan
President Joao Lourenco paid a state visit to Zambia.
Zambia’s acting Home
Affairs Minister Michael Katambo said all legal requirements
have been concluded to abolish visa requirements between the two
In remarks delivered
during a joint press briefing with Angolan Ambassador to Zambia
Balbina Dias da Silva, the Zambian minister said the move was
timely and will open up business opportunities between the
peoples of the two countries.
He said it was one
way of removing barriers to trade in the region in order to
create open borders.
On her part, the
Angolan envoy said the agreement will come into effect on August
She said the
agreement will go a long way in promoting cultural exchanges
between the two countries and was a reflection of good