On the occasion, the Turkish diplomat assured that "he is working to mobilize around 200 companies for a visit to verify business opportunities in the Lobito corridor and the Special Economic Zone", says a statement from the Ministry of Economy and Planning, to which VerAngola had access.
According to Ufuki Ekici, the Lobito Corridor "is something new", which is why they are "planning a visit" with businesspeople from their country.
"For us, the Lobito Corridor is new and that is why we are planning a visit with Turkish businesspeople so that they can see and identify the potential of business opportunities in this corridor", said the ambassador, quoted in the statement.
The diplomat also took the opportunity to express that his country intends to "strengthen its business economic cooperation with Angola".
Thus, the note adds, areas of interest include agribusiness, textiles and energy.
According to the statement, the hearing also served for the holder of the Economy and Planning portfolio to "invite Turkish businesspeople to participate in the Angola Economic Outlook", which will take place on 7 November, "to understand the country's macroeconomic panorama".
Furthermore, Mário Caetano João also informed the diplomat that during the Angola Economic Outlook, the Business Angola portal will be "launched", which is "a website where investors can find georeferenced business opportunities", read the communicated.
The minister also took the opportunity to call for the "participation of businesspeople" from Turkey in Expo Made in Angola, with a view to identifying possible partnerships, given that Turkey is looking for, "for example, suppliers of tropical fruits".
According to the statement, the meeting took place "days before the Turkey/Africa business forum", where Angola will be present.