In representation of the Angolan executive, with superior mandate and in possession of full powers, conferred by the competent Angolan authorities, the Director General of the Criminal Investigation Service, Chief Commissioner – Arnaldo Manuel Carlos, participated in the “Second Meeting of the Angola-Portugal Intergovernmental Mixed Commission ”, which took place in the city of Lisbon on September 30, 2021, where he had the opportunity to sign the “Collaboration Protocol” between the Criminal Investigation Service of the Republic of Angola (SIC) and the National Medicines Authority and Health Products, IP of the Portuguese Republic (INFARMED).

On the part of Portugal, the President of the INFARMED Board of Directors, Dr. Rui Santos Ivo, signed the Protocol, bearing in mind that the protocol aims at institutional collaboration in the domains of the verification of the quality of medicines, the exchange of information in the area of pharmaceutical inspection and laboratory analysis, aimed at preventing and combating counterfeit, expired or unused drugs, as well as other crimes that threaten public health.

The event served, essentially, for the delegations of Angola, headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Téte António, and of Portugal, headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr.Augusto Santos Silva, to review the state of implementation of the bilateral cooperation between the two states, in different domains, such as health, education, diplomatic and consular relations, defense and security, justice, trade and industry, and finance.