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Angola highlights Brazil's potential with emphasis on agriculture

This Wednesday, Angola highlighted Brazil's potential, with emphasis on its experience in the agricultural sector, stressing the country's interest in deepening cooperation in this field, considered a priority by the Government.


Brazil's experience in the agricultural sector is very welcome and it is in our interest to promote and deepen cooperation in this field, which is extremely important for Angola", said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, at the opening session of the III Meeting of the High Level Bilateral Commission between the Republic of Angola and the Federative Republic of Brazil.

The meeting marks the beginning of the visit to Angola by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Carlos Alberto França, during which the signing of five legal instruments is planned, in the area of ​​mobility, economic cooperation, investment facilitation and double taxation, in scope of the Bilateral Commission meeting.

The Brazilian minister will also participate in the 27th ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) that Angola will host on Friday, also ensuring the organization's rotating presidency.

The head of Angolan diplomacy underlined that, at the bilateral meeting, issues related to cooperation will be addressed and new paradigms will be evaluated within the scope of the strategic partnership between the two countries, at a time when the world is going through "complex situations" caused by the covid-19 pandemic. , extremist terrorism and armed conflict, in Ethiopia and Ukraine, for example.

He also pointed out that the Government's priorities are aimed at diversifying the economy, which is still myth dependent on natural resources, in particular oil, with agriculture "the lever of this process".

He recognized, on the other hand, the potential of Brazil and "extensive experience in the sectors of agriculture, food industry, aeronautics, among others".

The legal acts that will be signed "will further enhance the relationship between the two countries, with a view to providing reciprocal advantages", being postponed until a new meeting, which Téte António suggested that take place in November, the analysis of other topics and approval of more legal instruments that it was not possible to complete in time.

Carlos Alberto França recalled, for his part, that Brazil was the first country to recognize Angola's independence, in 1975, highlighting the "mutual desire" to promote the economic development of the two nations.

The bilateral meeting, he indicated, will serve to review issues of the bilateral and multilateral relationship, as well as to envision new economic and trade opportunities between the two countries that can be transformed into dividends that reach the citizens,

The Brazilian official also congratulated the Angolan President, João Lourenço, for his distinction in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), as African Union Champion for peace and reconciliation in Africa, at the end of the summit of heads of State and Government of the African Union.

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