Portuguese-language economists meet in Luanda

11 April 2006

Luanda, Angola, 11 April – Around 250 economists from Portuguese-speaking countries are meeting from Tuesday in Luanda in a three-day meeting to analyze different processes of economic reform, growth and development.

The 6th Meeting of Portuguese-Language economists, which brings together professionals from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe, will be opened by the prime minister’s deputy minister, Aguinaldo Jaime.

The theme of the meeting is, “Sustainability and Environmental and Natural Resources Economics,” and it also aims to encourage interchange, debate, the results of research and conceptualization of experiences in creating income and national accumulation of riches.

According to the general coordinator of the event, Laurinda Hoygaard, the meeting also aims to develop a social conscience about the use of nature as a source of materials that are indispensable to production processes and creating wellbeing.

The meeting is promoted by the Association of Portuguese-Language Economists (AELP) and began in 1995. (macauhub)