According to a Government statement, to which VerAngola had access, "the intention was expressed during a meeting between an Angolan delegation and the Qatar Chamber of Commerce, held over the weekend in Doha, where aspects relating to future business exchange between the two countries in various areas were discussed".
At the meeting – which took place on the sidelines of the ninth edition of "Made in Qatar" – Qatari businesspeople asked specific questions about the "modalities for investing in Angola", as well as about "investment protection", having been duly clarified by the Angolan part.
"In addition to the members of the Angolan chamber, national and foreign businesspeople established in Angola and future members of the Business Council, the meeting was attended by the Angolan ambassador to Qatar, António Coelho Ramos da Cruz, and the general commissioner of Angola in Expo 2023, Albina Assis", reads the statement.
According to Vicente Soares, "in addition to identifying business opportunities, the trip to Qatar" also aimed to "sign a memorandum of understanding between the chambers of commerce of the two countries, which was not implemented due to an agenda imperative on the Qatari side".
The person responsible, adds the note, also made it known that the CCIA has been "working on this dossier for some time, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Cooperation Directorate and the Angolan Embassy in Qatar", with everything being ready to if you sign the protocol in the near future.
"We were working with the Qatar Chamber of Commerce, following a meeting we had here during the 5th United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries, when, at the invitation of the secretary general of the International Employers' Organization, we visited the Chamber of Qatar Trade, and we present our interest in establishing this relationship", he clarified, quoted in the note.