More than two dozen businessmen from Turkey participated in the visit, with the aim of establishing contacts for possible partnerships with Angolans, with a focus on the food sector. Furthermore, the visit also served to explore the potential of Angola's business market.
Cited by Angop, the official said that he had not traveled to Angolan soil just to sell, but mainly to buy, as the country has a lot of export potential, adding: "Turkish companies are very interested in this capacity, with a focus on spirit of mutual gain between the two countries and peoples".
Furthermore, he said that his country's businessmen are eager to return to Angola. "Our businessmen are looking forward to returning to Angola, as the number of 33 businessmen and 28 companies present at the meeting was extraordinary", he said, quoted by Angop.
On the occasion, he referred that he observed that the ZEE has quality equipment, adding that, although he has not yet produced the final report on the visit, he has already started to receive messages from Turkish businessmen interested in investing in Angolan soil.
José Patrício, Angola's ambassador to Turkey, considered that the competences verified in the ZEE provide an integrated procedure of several elements, and the best thing was to have verified it on the spot. Cited by Angop, the diplomat said that he found a very young, dynamic and competent management team in the economic zone, adding that he said goodbye to the visit "proud as an Angolan".
This visit, considered the executive administrator of the ZEE, Celso Borges, affirms the Executive's interest in the evolution of the country. In his opinion, the visit came to a certain extent to awaken interest in investing in the country.
The administrator also took the opportunity to highlight the relevance of the ZEE and stressed that this zone collaborates and benefits the arrival of foreign exchange in Angola. Regarding Turkish businessmen, the official said that they intend to invest in the food sector, writes Angop.
On his turn, the President of the Angola-Turkey Chamber of Commerce, Sérgio da Conceição, among other things, said, quoted by Angop, that organizational work is being carried out for national businessmen to visit, still this year, around October or November, to Turkey, with a view to sharing experience and joint appreciation.
Plants for the production of milk, yoghurt, biscuits and glass were visited by the Turkish delegation.