Angola: World diamond summit to approve industry code of conduct

28 December 2007

Luanda, Angola, 28 Dec – The World diamond summit, scheduled for 2009 in Luanda, will approve a code of conduct for the industry to serve the interests of mining countries and prevent diamond use in conflicts, an executive in Angola’s state diamond company said Thursday.

Alberto Françony, director of planning and development at Endiama, told reporters after a cabinet meeting that the forthcoming summit would also discuss concerns relating to protection of the environment and areas around diamond mines.

The international diamond summit, due to take place in November, 2009 in the Angolan capital, will also involve technical meetings, an international diamond fair and an executive summit between members of the government and heads of various diamond firms.

Some 250 Angolan delegation and 400 overseas official and company teams are expected at the Luanda world diamond summit. (macauhub)