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Angola and Brazil strengthen cooperation in the field of hydrocarbons

A cooperation agreement for regulation and inspection programs for exploration, development and production activities was signed this Wednesday by the National Agency for Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANPG) and its Brazilian counterpart (Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Natural Gas and Biofuels – ANP).


According to a statement from the ANPG, to which VerAngola had access, the moment of the heading took place during the Rio Oil & Gas conference, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The ANPG also states that "the agreement signed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors (PCA) of the ANPG, Paulino Jerónimo and the General Director of the ANP, Rodolfo Henrique de Saboia, will be valid for five years, and aims to establish cooperation in the fields of of technical promotion for the strengthening of the oil and gas industry, as well as the transfer of knowledge related to technical standards and good practices in the oil industry".

Cited in the note, Paulo Jerónimo considered that this is "an important moment, which formalizes a relationship of more than three years with the ANP", having highlighted the experience of the Brazilian agency as well as the "brotherhood relationship" between the two countries.

"One of the points that we want to reinforce is our regulatory framework, we want to gain this experience that the ANP has. The relationship between Angola and Brazil is transcendental, and this agreement only reinforces the commitment between the governments to cement the relationship in the field of hydrocarbons. ", said.

In turn, Rodolfo de Savoia referred to the importance of this agreement, which he considered as "very promising", having also highlighted the brotherhood relations between both countries.

"The importance of this agreement transcends the interest of both countries in the exploitation of their natural resources and hydrocarbons. Brazil and Angola have a common past, a close culture with the same origin and a very close feeling of brotherhood. It extends beyond these economic activities, but that is where we hope to achieve an even greater proximity between the two countries, with this mutual exchange of experience and knowledge that each country can offer", he said, quoted in the statement.

The ANPG also explains that this collaboration will take place through the "periodical exchange of information and experiences, the carrying out of studies and joint research, as well as the training and capacity building of human resources".

The national concessionaire marks its presence at the conference – which began on the 26th of September and runs until this Thursday, the 29th of September.

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