Speaking as part of the central act of the Angolan Mining Workers Day, which was celebrated last Tuesday, the Spanish ambassador, Manuel Hernández Ruigómez, acknowledged that Angola is one of the countries with more mineral resources worldwide, some of which "very valuable", and that his country has an interest in helping to find them.
Cited by Angop, the diplomat indicated that Spain is carrying out a geological survey in the south of the country and revealed that this analysis has already allowed the discovery of diamond, gold, iron, manganese and copper deposits.
"We are putting on the map where these riches are, located mainly in Huambo, Bié, Cuando Cubango, Huíla Namibe, Cunene, with greater mining potential. We found a copper reserve in southern Angola that should be worked on with the companies," he said.
The Portuguese ambassador, Pedro Pessoa e Costa, said that Portugal is helping Angola with the National Geology Plan and admitted that this collaboration will bring several visions for the future, since there is a great variety of opportunities in the southern region of the country.
According to Pedro Pessoa e Costa, this part of Angola is abundant in resources and it is necessary to alert the investors about its potentialities: "Portugal knows the real capacities of Angola, but it is important that the others also know them so that they can invest with security and, above all, bet in the Angolan human talent".
Dirk Lölke, German ambassador, took the opportunity to encourage students of geosciences to study in Angola and to bet on the scholarships that the country offers, a result of a collaboration between the two countries.