Angola and Spain have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote co-operation between the public and private tourism sectors of both countries.

Angola’s Minister of Tourism, Ângela Bragança and Spain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto Illfra, signed the MoU in Madrid on January 28.

The MoU aims to boost the exchange of specialists in the promotion of tourism and marketing, as well as planning and development of tourist destinations, reports Jornal de Angola.

According to the MoU, the signatories “will devote special attention to the development and expansion of tourism relations currently existing as a way to strengthen their economies and increase mutual knowledge of their respective national cultures”.

Furthermore, the two countries will aim to promote the development of sustainable tourism for the benefit of local communities and exchange experiences in the promotion of historic buildings for tourism purposes.

Through the MoU, signatories also agreed to find ways to promote co-operation in areas such as market analysis, research and online marketing with the use of new technologies and the digitalisation of the tourism sector.