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Angola and USA will sign mining scientific contract at conference on the sector

Angola will sign, in the second edition of the Mining Conference, starting on Thursday, in Luanda, a memorandum of understanding with the United States of America (USA) linked to the mining scientific sector, announced the Angolan Government.

: Ampe Rogério/Lusa
Ampe Rogério/Lusa  

The Secretary of State for Mineral Resources, Jânio Victor, said that the memorandum will be initialed between the Geological Institute of Angola (Igeo) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), "an entity with a scientific reputation known worldwide in terms of of geology".

According to Jânio Victor, the second edition of the conference, which will take place until Friday in the Angolan capital, will have the participation of more than 500 national and foreign delegates, and aims to attract partners to mineral resources.

The minister stressed that another contract will be signed between the National Mineral Resources Agency (ANRM) and the Canadian group company Ivanhoe, for "work that will lead to prospecting, in the first phase, in a very vast area that covers the provinces of Moxico and Cuando Cubango, from the copper mineral".

The conference will address, in several sessions, topics on "Angola's Vision for Sustainable Development in the Mineral Resources Sector", the "Perspective of Mining Prospecting in the face of Technological Modernization", the "Challenges of the International Diamond Market", "Sustainable Financing and Attracting Investment for Mining Exploration Projects", among other issues.

During the event, for which participants are expected from various countries in Africa and Europe, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Portugal, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, an exhibition will also be held.


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