Angola: Governments of Angola and Brazil sign tourism cooperation agreement

20 April 2009

Luanda, Angola, 20 April – The Tourism Ministers of Angola, Pedro Mutinde and Brazil, Luiz Barreto Filho, Friday in Luanda signed a cooperation agreement for the tourism sector, which includes professional training, planning and increasing the hotel network.

In the speech he gave at the ceremony to sign the agreement, the Brazilian tourism minister said that Angola had numerous opportunities to become a tourism benchmark in the world, due to its enormous natural potential and favourable conditions for private investment.

He also said that “Brazil already has many businesspeople, focusing on various business sectors, with tourism in Angola likely to be the next focus, as Angola has everything for investors to apply their funds.”

“Angola cannot just live off oil and diamonds. He therefore said that the Angolan government was correct in its idea of creating alternatives for development,

In his turn, Angola’s Hotel and Tourism Minister said that the agreement was “a step forward in the Government’s objectives for the tourism sector, based on promoting a tourism model that will ensure sustainable development, environmental quality and social cohesion.

A group of technicians from the Angolan Hotel and Tourism Industry plans to travel to Brazil in May in order to gather information about training and development of urban master plans together with Brazilian professionals. (macauhub)