A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS), Ministry of External Affairs, Republic of India and the Venancio da Silva Moura Institute of International Relations (VMIIR), Ministry of External Relations, Republic of Angola was signed by Amb J.S. Mukul, Dean, SSIFS and H.E. Amb Alfredo Dombe, Director, VMIIR on 7 September 2020. The MoU was signed on the occasion of the 1st virtual India-Angola Joint Commission Meeting co-chaired by External Affairs Minister of India and Minister of Foreign Relations of Angola. With this, SSIFS has signed 89 MoUs with counterpart foreign diplomatic academies.
So far, 6 diplomats from Angola have participated in the 1st Special Course conducted by SSIFS in May 2019. The MoU will further enhance cooperation between the two countries and institutions in areas of mutual interest and training related matters.
India established diplomatic relations with Angola in 1985 and since then, bilateral ties have been warm and friendly underpinned by a vibrant energy partnership dating back to the pre-independence era of Angola. Angola has been supportive of India´s candidatures to various posts in international fora and India´s permanent membership in an expanded UNSC.
7 September 2020