Angola: Angolan prime minister discusses tourism cooperation with Brazilian minister

15 April 2009

Luanda, Angola, 15 April – Angolan Prime Minister, António Paulo Kassoma, Tuesday in Luanda discussed with Brazilian Tourism Minister, Luiz Barreto, issues related to bilateral cooperation, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

At the end of the meeting the Brazilian minister said the two had discussed exchanging information and knowledge in the areas of planning, development, professional development, and training in the tourism sector.

He noted Brazil’s experience in the tourism sector, saying that the sector accounted for 2.6 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), saw turnover of some US$40 billion and employs around 6 million people.

He showed interest in qualifying Angolan tourism agents in order to carry out events such as the Africa Cup of Nations to be held next year.

The Brazilian Tourism Minister, who has been in Luanda since Monday, is due to stay in the Angolan capital until Friday to meet with political, banking and business officials. (macauhub)