The 15 representatives of the community, mostly businessmen from the areas of health, ornamental stones, car production, land and air transport, as well as banking, expressed their satisfaction with the fact that in 30 years, for the first time, they had a face-to-face meeting with an Angolan government delegation at ministerial level.
"We feel very honored by the fact that even before the Government of Angola spoke to the Czech authorities, it first heard and presented us with the current situation in the country", underlined Orlando Dovala, an Angolan businessman in the Czech Republic, in a statement to which VerAngola had access.
After listening to the community, the official explained to Angolans in the Czech diaspora that the country has changed the paradigm since 2017, committed to the consolidation of the Democratic State and the rule of law, the fight against corruption and the diversification of the economy. "These are reforms that made it possible to leave a situation of recession for a framework of economic growth, which we now want to transform into sustainable and inclusive development", said Mário Caetano João.
The community accepted the challenge launched by the minister of being "the bridge between the Czech and Angolan markets, so that Angolan companies can internationalize or for Czech companies to internationalize through Angola, with direct investment or through partnerships".
We want to use "your potential in creating new markets so that you can earn money and boost the economies of both countries, and for Angola the priority goes to human capital, agribusiness, tourism and infrastructure", added the official.
The Minister, Mário Caetano João, the Angolan ambassador to Germany and the Czech Republic, Balbina da Silva, the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Angolan Communities, the Secretary of State for Commerce, Amadeu Nunes, the PCA of AIPEX, Lello Francisco, and the PCE of the Development Bank of Angola, Patrícia Almeida, the PCE of the Angolan Debt and Values Exchange, BODIVA, Valter Pacheco, and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the Catholic University of Angola, Augusto Caetano João, responded to the gift issues.
The Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Angolan Communities described Angolan emigrants in the Czech Republic as being "among the most integrated into local society, since almost all of them have specialized studies and work on their own, as entrepreneurs, or carry out management responsibilities in multinational companies installed in this market".
This Tuesday, the Angolan delegation has a working meeting scheduled with the Czech Finance Minister, Andrej Babiš and will then visit the University of Life Sciences in Prague.