According to the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rui de Oliveira, who spoke at the 2nd Angola-DRC Economic Forum, the country exported, over the last year, to the DRC, "sea products, essentially fish and salt and, some semi-manufactured agricultural products".
Quoted in a statement from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, to which VerAngola had access, the holder of the Industry and Commerce portfolio also made it known that the country imported from the DRC "agricultural products worth around 10 million dollars, a trade balance official who favors" the country.
Taking place between this Monday and Tuesday, in Luanda, the second edition of the forum is organized by the Ministry of Economy and Planning in partnership with the Ministry of National Economy of the DRC, with the opening speeches being given by the respective ministers (Mário Caetano João from Angola and Vital Kamerhe Nkingi from DRC).
With the motto "Economic Partnerships, Towards Mutual Growth", the forum serves to reinforce the "commitment of both States, above all, in the search for economic and sustainable investment opportunities".
"The event is attended by more than 200 participants, including the Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry, Francisco de Assis, Fisheries and the Sea, Cármen Sacramento Neto, Secretaries of State, PCAs, representatives of public and private institutes, institutions banks, national and foreign investors, business class, experts, among other entities", reads the note, which adds that on the DRC side, in addition to the Deputy Prime Minister of the National Economy, "other government entities and more than 20 businesspeople".
The statement also states that the "chamber of commerce of the two countries has the registration of 613 micro, small, medium and large companies, of which 125 are under Congolese law, with the majority operating in the general trade and mining sectors".