According to a note from the Civil House of the President of the Republic, the two heads of state also discussed bilateral relations and other "burning issues" of international news in the year marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
João Lourenço addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on Monday in a speech marked by a pessimistic tone, admitting that positive results of the national economic restructuring are not yet foreseeable and a "worrying social situation" is expected.
"Our hopes of starting to obtain positive results after the effort to restructure the national economy (...) will not come true soon, due to current constraints," João Lourenço declared in a pre-recorded video.
The head of state explained that the current constraints caused by the covid-19 pandemic around the world "disarticulate the production chain, affect the prices of the main export products, paralyze services and other vital sectors of the economy, triggering rather high levels of unemployment and a worrying social situation".
João Lourenço said that the country had to take "difficult measures with a very hard impact on the lives of the populations", and he pointed out that the resources to finance the productive sectors of the national economy "had to be diverted (...) to meet the needs of biosecurity and other urgent epidemiological needs".
"This global health problem has paralyzed the whole dynamic that was put in perspective in terms of recovery of the world economy which, after the economic crisis that began in 2008, was giving encouraging signs of recovery and particularly in developing countries, as in the case of Angola," he said.
Before the UN General Assembly, an organization that turns 75 in October, the President suggested the mobilization of developed countries to "create funds to support investment in Africa" as a means for "investors interested in doing business on the African continent".
João Lourenço's speech was included in the first day of this year's UN general debate, held with the limited presence of representatives and diplomats at the organization's headquarters and with videotaped speeches by heads of state and government.