Mozambican tourism minister calls for tighter cooperation with Angola

24 July 2007

Luanda, Angola, 24 July – Mozambican Tourism Minister Fernando Sumbana has called for closer cooperation with Angola to develop the sector and also wants more Angolan investment in his country.

Speaking Sunday on a visit to Angola, Sumbana said the contacts he had in Luanda with officials and local tourism executives “allow for exchanges of information and motivate the two parties to find paths for joint development.”

The Maputo minister said his two-day Angola visit was “another effort to tighten relations between Mozambique and Angola.”

Sumbana met a number of leading entrepreneurs in Luanda, urging them to invest in Mozambique, particularly its booming tourism industry.

With 2,500 kilometers of beaches and several nature reserves, Mozambique draws around 600,000 tourists annually. (macauhub)