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World Tourism Organization grants 20 scholarships to Angolan staff in the area

The World Tourism Organization (WTO), an organization based in Madrid and visited by João Lourenço during his visit to the Spanish capital, offered 20 scholarships to Angolan staff linked to the sector.

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The information was confirmed by Téte António, Minister of Foreign Affairs, in the aftermath of President João Lourenço's visit to Spain. According to the head of national diplomacy, the attribution of these grants will be important for the development of the tourism sector in Angola.

According to the minister, cited by Angop, the country has ambitions in tourism "which, of course, involve training staff."

João Lourenço visited the headquarters of the OMT, where he received guarantees of support for the development and promotion of the sector in the country. "We have great dormant tourist potential, which need your contribution to also make Angola an important tourist destination in the world," stated the President of the Republic.

Referring to tourism as one of the sectors most affected by the covid-19 pandemic, the head of state called for Spanish investment in the sector, with special emphasis on training unemployed young people. "Tourism is one of the sectors that provides the most jobs for citizens", he emphasized.

The secretary general of the OMT was satisfied with the presence of the President at the premises, guaranteeing funding, human resources and investors, to promote tourism throughout the Angolan territory.

Zurab Pololikashvili promised to work with the Angolan authorities linked to the sector in order to find the best strategies to explore all the country's tourist potential.

It should be remembered that the World Tourism Organization has been – since 2013 – a specialized agency of the United Nations and the main international organization in the tourism field. Its agenda includes topics such as competitiveness, sustainability, poverty reduction, training, cooperation and guidance for responsible and sustainable tourism.

It currently comprises 159 countries, six associate members and more than five hundred affiliate members.

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