Sophie Aubert, who was part of the group of seven new extraordinary ambassadors and resident plenipotentiaries who presented their letters of credentials to the President this Monday, said that she discussed the bilateral relationship between the two countries with the head of state.
“With the President, important events were discussed, where we will be able to work together in the coming months”, declared Sophie Aubert in statements to the press, highlighting “the importance of President João Lourenço’s visit to France, in December, to co-chair the IFAD meeting”.
The meeting, which will take place in Paris, aims to discuss the mobilization and constitution of the fund's budget for the next three years, the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Cármen Neto, told the press last July.
In Angola, IFAD intends to invest in more agricultural and fishing projects, the institution's vice-president, Donal Brown, announced in March of this year, at the end of the meeting he held with the vice-president, Esperança da Costa.
Credit was also given to the new head of the European Union (EU) delegation in Angola, Rosário Bento Pais, who assured the President of strengthening cooperation and partnership in all areas in which they already work, such as economic diversification, governance and human development.
“And also expect a little more reinforcement in terms of security, regional security, stability, and also in terms of biodiversity and climate change”, highlighted the designated ambassador and head of the EU in the country.
In addition to the ambassadors of France and the European Union, the new ambassadors of Spain, Belgium, Egypt, Rwanda and Nicaragua also presented letters of credentials.